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    1832 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, AU58
    Above Average Specimen

    1832 $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. BD-1, R.4. Among the elusive gold type coins is the Capped Bust quarter eagle, minted in two variants from 1821 to 1834. Mint records indicate that the entire production during that period was just 42,065 coins over 11 coinage dates, for an average of just over 3,800 coins per issue. Each coin weighed 4.37 grams and contained .9167 fine gold for a net weight of 4.00 grams of gold. Just over 5,900 troy ounces of gold was required for the entire production. To visualize, that would fill a space about equal to six standard blue PCGS coin boxes.

    Today, just over 100 examples of the 1832 quarter eagle survive, generally in higher grades with the average certified grade figured at AU55. This example is slightly above average, and has excellent eye appeal. A trace of wear appears on the canary-yellow surfaces with trivial scattered marks. Census: 10 in 58, 17 finer (7/14).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# BFWB, PCGS# 7672)

    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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