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    Rare Mint State 1863-S Quarter Eagle

    1863-S $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. A quick check through our auction archives shows just how difficult the 1863-S Quarter Eagle is all grades. Only 10,800 pieces were originally struck for use in the specie-starved West, so the occasional survivor is most often extensively circulated. This lustrous reddish-golden example is one of just a handful of Mint State pieces extant and the first we have ever offered at auction. The strike is more than adequate and there are no distinguishing surface marks, just a bit of scuffiness in the fields that limits the grade. Population: 5 in 61, 1 finer (6/05).(#7799)(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25K3, PCGS# 7799)

    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
    July, 2005
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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