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    Rare 1826 Quarter Eagle

    1826 XF 45 Cleaned. A rare and important Capped Head Left quarter eagle. It is generally considered a toss-up whether the 1826 is the key issue in the series or the 1827. The 1826 certainly has the more impressive mintage figure, with a scant 760 pieces struck. It is also one of the lowest mintages in the entire quarter eagle series. This piece shows even wear on the highpoints, but fortunately does not appear to have suffered any softness of strike, thus leaving the coin with sharp details for the grade. The fields have a prooflike appearance, but there are a few scattered hairlines from a light cleaning. A vertical scratch is noted behind Liberty's head. (NGC ID# BFW5, PCGS# 7665)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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