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    Rare MS61 1843-O Large Date, Plain 4
    Quarter Eagle, Well-Struck Example

    1843-O $2 1/2 Large Date, Plain 4 MS61 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1. The 1843-O quarter eagle is scarce through Extremely Fine, rare in About Uncirculated, and very rare in Mint State. Gold specialist Douglas Winter (2006) estimates that fewer than a dozen Uncirculated examples are extant.
    Bright, even yellow-gold mint luster covers both sides of this MS61 example, each of which yields slightly reflective fields. The design elements are slightly soft in the centers, as expected. The eagle's left (facing) leg is weak, a characteristic of virtually all known specimens. Liberty's neck is heavily rusted (as made), another characteristic trait of the issue. A few scattered marks are visible, but the eye appeal is much higher than expected for the grade. Population: 5 in 61, 3 finer (9/11).
    From The Baltimore Collection, Part Two.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GS, PCGS# 7732)

    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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    October, 2011
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