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    1842-D Quarter Eagle, Conditionally Rare AU55
    Nice Eye Appeal for the Issue

    1842-D $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. Variety 3-F. The only known variety. The early die state with repunching beneath the 18 in the date (per Winter, 2013). The 1842-D quarter eagle is typically found in VF and XF grades. It is rare in the lower AU levels and extremely rare in Choice AU and finer levels of preservation.

    A generous portion of ruby-tinged luster remains in the recesses of this yellow-gold example. The design elements are well-struck, including the letters RTY in LIBERTY and the star centers, areas that are normally weak. The eagle's neck feathers and the shield are a touch soft, as usually seen. Both sides are relatively free of mentionable marks save for a couple of minor obverse rim dings. This piece displays fairly nice eye appeal, an attribute lacking on most survivors. Indeed, Winter states: "An 1842-D quarter eagle with a good strike, clean surfaces and evident luster is almost impossible to find." Census: 9 in 55, 12 finer (2/14).
    Ex: Atlanta (ANA) Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 1601.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(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.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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