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    1831 Quarter Eagle, AU55
    BD-1, The Only Die Pair

    1831 $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. BD-1, R.4. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The 1831 Capped Head Left quarter eagle claims a mintage of 4,520 pieces, quite small in absolute terms, but fairly generous in the context of the series. A single die variety is known for the date. The hardy reverse die was used to strike all quarter eagles from 1830 to the end of the series in 1834, with very little change from one use to the next. The surviving population of 1831 quarter eagles probably numbers 110-125 pieces in all grades.

    The present coin is sharply detailed in most areas, with a touch of softness on the left (facing) shield border. The vivid antique-gold surfaces retain much of their original mint luster, with some areas of prooflike reflectivity. A few minor abrasions are evident, the worst located between the eagle's beak and the left (facing) wing. Eye appeal is quite strong. Population: 9 in 55, 39 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFWA, PCGS# 7671)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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