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    1827 Quarter Eagle, MS63
    Last Open Collar Issue
    BD-1, Only Dies for the Date

    1827 $2 1/2 MS63 PCGS. BD-1, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/c. The 1827 Capped Bust Left quarter eagle claims a recorded mintage of 2,800 pieces,but some of those coins may have been dated 1826. A single die variety is known for the date, classified as the BD-1 variety in the Bass-Dannreuther series reference. The BD-1 is a scarce-to-rare variety, with a surviving population of 45-55 examples in all grades. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the hardy reverse was used previously to strike both the 1825 BD-3 and the 1826/6 BD-1 varieties.

    The quarter eagle was not a popular denomination in the early 19th century, as it was too large for the typical everyday purchase made by individual citizens, but too small to be useful in large transactions conducted by merchants and bankers. The quarter eagle was produced only sporadically during this era, and mintages were uniformly small. In addition, almost all U.S. gold coins of the 1820s were exported or melted because their intrinsic value was greater than their face value. As a result, the Capped Bust Left , Large Dentils quarter eagle is one of the most elusive design types in the U.S. gold series, and none of the dates from the 1820s are easily located. The Mint began using the close collar technology on quarter eagles in 1829,making the 1827 the final date of its type, another important consideration for type collectors.

    This lovely Select example is just outside the Condition Census for the issue. The surfaces display a frosty, orange-gold appearance with even tan-gold overtones on the obverse. There is modest reflectivity in the fields and the devices are crisply defined throughout. Both sides are equally free of mentionable abrasions.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2001), lot 8064.(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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