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    Remarkable AU53 ★ 1827 Quarter Eagle
    BD-1, Sole Die Pair

    1827 $2 1/2 AU53 ★ NGC. Breen-6131, BD-1, R.5. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/c, with lapped reverse die. The sole die pair for the year, though Bass-Dannreuther notes that for some time a second variety was believed to exist, but that turned out to be "a holed and plugged example with the denomination re-engraved!"
    By contrast, this is a wholly original, immensely appealing example of the last Large Diameter quarter eagle issue, as the Star designation indicates. The overall detail is pleasing, though a hint of striking softness blends with the minor wear on the high points, and the butter-yellow luster in the fields is charming. A coin of obvious quality.
    From The R.M. Phillips Limited Partnership Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# BFW6, PCGS# 7666)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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    Jul-Aug, 2009
    31st-2nd Friday-Sunday
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