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    Desirable Near-Mint 1830 Two and a Half

    1830 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6133, BD-1, R.4. All Capped Head quarter eagles are scarce or rare. In 1830 only 4,540 coins of the denomination were minted, and the number of survivors is estimated to be just 80 to 100 pieces. Most pre-1834 gold coins were eventually melted as bullion. The relatively few that survive likely saw little time in commerce, although many were cleaned or converted to jewelry. Only one variety is known for the date, identified by the repunched U in UNITED from a reverse die that was used every year from 1830 through the end of the type in 1834. In spite of this example's brief sojourn in circulation, there are no spots and virtually no abrasions, except for an almost imperceptible rim bump below the date. The coin is well struck and has luminous pale gold surfaces. This exceptional Capped Head quarter eagle, a type infrequently available and avidly sought, is sure to highlight an advanced collection. Census: 20 in 58, 22 finer (12/08).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2005), lot 8420.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFW8, PCGS# 7670)

    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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    February, 2009
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