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    Rare 1826 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle in AU 58

    1826 AU 58 PCGS. 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 also has one of the lowest mintages in the entire quarter eagle series. This piece shows just a trace of wear on the highpoints, but does not appear to have suffered any softness of strike other than a few partially defined obverse stars. The fields have a bright prooflike appearance, and there are a few scattered abrasions from a short stint in circulation. A vertical scratch is noted behind Liberty's head. Population: 3 in 58, 1 finer (12/98). (NGC ID# BFW5, PCGS# 7665)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    February, 1999
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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