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    Scarce Near-Mint 1831 Quarter Eagle

    1831 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6134, BD-1, R.4. The only known dies, although Bowers has hinted that another die variety may exist. This example is well struck, with just a touch of weakness noted on the upper shield details. Highpoint wear is minimal for the grade. The fields are distinctly prooflike, and their prooflikeness increases near the peripheries. The surfaces display greenish-gold coloration, with strong reddish-peach accents that are somewhat deeper on the obverse. From an original mintage of 4,520 pieces, the Bass-Dannreuther work Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties (2006) gives an estimate of just 110 to 125 survivors.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# BFWA, PCGS# 7671)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    January, 2008
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