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    Choice AU 1827 Quarter Eagle Rarity

    1827 $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. Bass-3025, Breen (Encyclopedia)-6131, Breen (Monograph)-1. R.5. Members of the large diameter Capped Head design quarter eagles, minted from 1821 to 1827, are all rare without exception. The 1826 and 1827 issues are without doubt the rarest of these rare coins. Because of a much lower recorded mintage (760 coins) in 1826, this former year is considered to be much rarer than the higher (2,800 coins) mintage 1827-dated issue. In reality, both dates seem to be of approximately equal rarity, suggesting that many of the coins from the 1827 mintage were actually dated 1826. It is quite possibly the case that about 1,700 examples of each date were actually produced. Only one die variety is known for each of these two dates.
    The obverse design features are typically weak with the hair curls below the cap lacking crisp detail. Nearly every surviving example of this issue, and of the design type, are much weaker on the obverse. Rich honey-gold surfaces with deeper orange highlights. This Choice AU quarter eagle has very smooth surfaces although some microscopic imperfections are noted.(#7666) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# BFW6, PCGS# 7666)

    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
    July, 2004
    20th-21st Tuesday-Wednesday
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