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    1830 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, MS62
    Delightful Eye Appeal, Rare This Fine

    1830 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4, MS62 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a, as always. BD-1 is the only variety for the 1830 quarter eagle, surviving to the limited extent of only 80 to 100 coins in all grades. This yellow-gold representative displays soft orange-gold overtones in the peripheral recesses, and retains noticeable semiprooflike mirroring in the fields on each side. The strike is boldly executed in the peripheral regions, even if slightly soft on the central high points, namely the left corner of the shield and the hair curls above Liberty's ear. Light chatter does not detract on the obverse, and the only singularly mentionable abrasion is a small reed mark on the reverse below the UN in UNUM. A threadlike strike-through below the UM in the same word is mint-made.

    Gold issues from this period are heavily sought by advanced collectors, as vast hoarding and melting of United States gold coins during the 1820s and early 1830s resulted in the rarity of most issues. This 1830 quarter eagle represents a marginally more affordable entry into this era of rare early gold varieties and die states. Population: 11 in 62, 19 finer (3/15). (NGC ID# BFW8, Variety PCGS# 45524, Base 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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