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    1842-D Quarter Eagle, AU53
    Among the Scarcest D-Mint Issues

    1842-D $2 1/2 AU53 NGC. Variety 3-F. A single die pair was used to strike 4,643 quarter eagles at the Dahlonega branch mint in 1842. As one would expect of such a low-mintage issue, examples are scarce in all grades. NGC has certified six submissions in AU53 and 21 coins finer (8/14). Natural green and orange-gold color provide this piece with a seldom-seen level of originality and eye appeal. Liberty's hair curls and bun are well-struck and LIBERTY is full. Along with grade-consistent friction, the eagle exhibits above-average detail, though the olive leaves are somewhat flat. Scattered marks are generally shallow, and a small planchet flaw (as made) occurs between the first and second arrowhead.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GJ, PCGS# 7725)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 496

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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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