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    1830 BD-1 Quarter Eagle, MS63
    Scarce, Sought-After Design Type

    1830 $2 1/2 BD-1, R.4, MS63 PCGS. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a. The method of quarter eagle production changed slightly in 1829, when a close collar was introduced to impart edge reeding and allow for a higher rim. According to John Dannreuther, "These higher rims made possible more sculptured designs and protected the devices, lettering, date, and fields from wear." In keeping with past years, only 4,540 quarter eagles were struck in 1830 -- all from this single set of dies (BD-1). Only 80 to 100 pieces are known, maybe a few more. To be sure, Uncirculated coins are all scarce and highly desirable.

    Frosted surfaces are a pleasing shade of orange-gold color with a slightly deeper hue around the rims. The fields show a distinct trace of reflectivity, which is unsurprising given the issue's low mintage. Strike definition is bold, and ticks are minor. A few above the eagle's head. Population: 10 in 63 (1 in 63+), 13 finer (1/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 45524, Base PCGS# 7670)

    Weight: 4.37 grams

    Metal: 91.67% Gold, 8.33% Copper


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