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    Finest Graded 1832 Quarter Eagle, MS64 NGC

    1832 $2 1/2 MS64 NGC. Breen-6135, Bass-3029, R.4. This variety was cataloged as Breen-1 in his earlier monographs from the 1960s, the only Quarter Eagle variety of the date, and it represents the final Quarter Eagle variety struck at the first United States Mint building in Philadelphia. In early January of the following year, the second Mint building was finally ready for occupation, thus the coinage of 1832, from Half Cents through Half Eagles, represent the end of an important era in American numismatics. The 1833 Mint Report, submitted on January 19th of that year by Mint Director Samuel Moore recorded the mintage of 1832 Quarter Eagles as 4,400 coins, or $11,000 face value. Today, we estimate that about 3% of that original mintage survives, or just over 130 coins.
    This is a sharply struck Mint State coin with brilliant green-gold color and lightly abraded surfaces, just enough to keep it out of the Gem category. The fields are slightly reflective with some prooflike character, which may have led past catalogers to describe this as a Proof, although it is clearly not. The opportunity to bid on this issue in any grade is an important one, and it is even more important given the exceptional quality. Population: 1 in 64, 0 finer (4/05).(#7672) (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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    May, 2005
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