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    Original AU 1829 Two-and-a-Half

    1829 $2 1/2 AU 53 NGC. The olive-gold surfaces exhibit a fresh, original appearance. The fields are partially reflective, and the devices exhibit the exactness of strike that typifies many extant 1829 quarter eagles. Both sides are lightly abraded, but the number of distractions is minimal for a circulated example. This year saw the initial delivery of reduced size Capped Head Left quarter eagles. Of the 3,403 pieces produced, no more than 125 coins are believed extant. Most survivors grade AU or Mint State, suggesting that examples of this issue may have been preserved as novelty items.
    From the Richard Allen Collection. (NGC ID# BFW7, PCGS# 7669)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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