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    Desirable AU Details 1834 Capped Bust
    Quarter Eagle, BD-1

    1834 $2 1/2 Capped Bust--Damaged--NCS. AU Details. Breen-6137, BD-1, R.6. Bass and Dannreuther write of this very rare date: "This ends the old tenor quarter eagles ... most of the coins of this and the preceding types [ended] up in the melting pots here and abroad." As the authors note, only when the new-tenor Classic Head coins were produced did gold start to circulate in the United States. At arm's length, the faintly green-gold surfaces of this minimally worn example are lustrous and pleasing, though closer inspection reveals a number of digs and scrapes on both sides that combine to account for the "Damaged" designation. Still, an important and highly desirable coin.
    From The R.M. Phillips Limited Partnership Collection.(Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# BFWD, PCGS# 7674)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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