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    1861 Quarter Eagle, Old Reverse, MS62
    Elusive in Any Grade

    1861 $2 1/2 Old Reverse, Type One, MS62 NGC. CAC. Surprisingly, the Mint brought back the old Type One reverse hub for one more use in 1861, two years after the Type Two New Reverse had replaced it. An unknown but comparatively small number of 1861 quarter eagles were struck with the Old Reverse. Variety collectors are limited to a small number of examples that appear infrequently on the market, making this MS62 example an important event for the specialist. This lustrous, yellow-gold example is sharply struck on the obverse, but -- as expected -- it is weaker on the reverse at the eagle's leg and head. Light field abrasions do not limit the eye appeal, and the coin is CAC endorsed. Census: 11 in 62, 8 finer (3/15).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25JW, PCGS# 97794)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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