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    1806/4 Quarter Eagle, XF Details
    Capped Bust Right, 8x5 Stars, BD-1

    1806/4 $2 1/2 8x5 Stars, BD-1, High R.4 -- Surfaces Smoothed -- PCGS Genuine. XF Details. Bass-Dannreuther Die State b/b, with the die crack through LIBERTY. Only two die varieties are known for the 1806 Capped Bust right quarter eagle, both struck using overdated obverse dies. This BD-1 example employed an unused obverse die from 1804 that cracked quickly, making the variety scarce in today's market. The surviving population numbers 75-90 examples in all grades. This pleasing orange-gold example is lightly worn, with XF sharpness on the design elements and heavy planchet adjustment marks on the reverse. Traces of original mint luster remain intact, despite the noted smoothing.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 24
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