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    1826 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, Unc Details
    Less than Three Dozen Known

    1826/'5' $2 1/2 BD-1, High R.5 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a with no evidence of lapping, die cracks, or clash marks. The 1826 quarter eagle is an important rarity among early gold coinage, with only 30 to 35 pieces known according to John Dannreuther. The only variety for 1826, the BD-1 has traditionally been called an 1826/5 overdate, although the NGC notation of 1826/6 follows the Dannreuther notation and is more accurate. This example has exceptional design definition with reflective fields that exhibit numerous cleaning lines. Myriad die polishing lines are also evident on the reverse. This is an important early quarter eagle for the advanced collector.

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

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    January, 2016
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