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    AU 1831 Capped Bust Left Quarter Eagle
    BD-1, Only Dies for the Date

    1831 $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS. Breen-6134, BD-1, R.4. Only one pair of dies was used to strike 1831 quarter eagles, and given the low mintage of 4,520 pieces, it comes as no surprise that the issue is rare across all grades. This apricot-gold example is crisply struck aside from the left border of the eagle's shield, and no marks are remotely worthy of discussion. Although each date is individually rare, a collection of reduced diameter Capped Head quarter eagles (1829 to 1834) is achievable, with the 1834 Motto as the key to the short but very challenging series. Certified in a green label holder. Population: 4 in 50, 44 finer (8/11).
    Ex: FUN Signature Auction (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 4695, realized $13,800.
    From The Eagle Harbor Collection, Part Three.
    (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFWA, PCGS# 7671)

    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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