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    Lustrous 1843-O Small Date Quarter Eagle, MS63

    1843-O $2 1/2 Small Date, Crosslet 4 MS63 PCGS. Unlike its C-mint sibling where the Small Date, Crosslet 4 is much rarer, the 1843-O Large Date, Plain 4 is rarer than the 1843-O Small Date, Crosslet 4 variety. Winter notes concerning the 1843-O Small Date, which has a considerable mintage of 288,002 coins, that it "is the most common quarter eagle from this mint as one might expect, considering that nearly one-quarter of all New Orleans quarter eagles ever struck are of this variety. This issue is readily available in all circulated grades and sometimes seen in the lower Mint State grades, but it becomes very hard to locate above MS62."
    The present MS63 example, certified by PCGS, is among only eight coins so graded at that service, with four finer, all MS64s (12/08). This lovely piece has pleasing yellow-gold surfaces with satiny luster and reflective fields. It is far finer than most known examples. Despite a total population of 600 to 800 coins, only 35 to 45 survive in all Mint State grades, according to Winter, and most of those are just MS60 or MS61. Population: 8 in 63, 4 finer (12/08).
    From The Grand Lake Collection.(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2874, PCGS# 7731)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    February, 2009
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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