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    Very Rare 1797 Quarter Eagle
    BD-1, AU Details

    1797 $2 1/2 --Whizzed--NCS. AU Details. Breen-6115, BD-1, R.6. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b, as commonly seen, with die crack at the right obverse that has not yet turned into the terminal cud. This is only the fifth example of this very rare, yet highly underrated issue that Heritage has offered in the last decade. It is, however, the third in the past year, following the Ed Price specimen and a PCGS Genuine coin in our March 2009 Baltimore auction.
    Though neither side shows more than trifling wear, the surfaces of this butter-yellow coin are not original, as noted by their porosity and the uniformity of their luster, but this remains a well-defined and important example of this early and prized quarter eagle date.
    From The R.M. Phillips Limited Partnership Collection.(Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# BFVR, PCGS# 7648)

    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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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 2009
    31st-2nd Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 37
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