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    1831 Quarter Eagle, BD-1, AU58
    Sharp Motifs, Semiprooflike Fields

    1831 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4, AU58 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The only known variety for the 1831 quarter eagle, BD-1 is decidedly scarce, with only 110 to 125 examples believed extant, and is of equal importance to both variety enthusiasts and date collectors. This is the only use of this obverse die, but one of five uses for this reverse, which was employed from 1830 through the end of the type in 1834. The present piece is boldly struck, with just a touch of friction precluding a Mint State grade. Bright, green-gold color blankets each side, yielding to deep reflectivity in the fields. With a mintage of only 4,520 pieces, most known representatives of this date exhibit prooflike or semiprooflike fields, a characteristic that is often cause for confusion between high-end business strikes and rare proofs. The current offering is a visually impressive coin, sure to please the most discerning bidder.
    From The Liberty USA Collection. (NGC ID# BFWA, Variety PCGS# 45525, Base PCGS# 7671)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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