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    1832 Quarter Eagle, MS61
    All Struck From a Single Die Pair, BD-1

    1832 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. BD-1. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/c. A nominal mintage of 4,400 Capped Bust left quarter eagles was accomplished in 1832, all struck from a single pair of dies. The surviving population probably numbers 80-100 examples in all grades. The obverse design was either slightly modified or more deeply impressed than in previous years, giving the bust a "fatter" look. Numismatists are divided on the exact cause of this new appearance. The reverse die was the same one used to strike all quarter eagles from 1830 to the end of the series in 1832.

    This impressive Mint State example displays sharply detailed design elements and lightly marked yellow-gold surfaces that retain considerable amounts of original mint luster. Census: 4 in 61, 10 finer (2/14).
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# BFWB, PCGS# 7672)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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