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    1879 Liberty Quarter Eagle, MS66+
    Outstanding Eye Appeal, CAC-Endorsed

    1879 $2 1/2 MS66+ PCGS. CAC. The mintage of quarter eagles declined sharply at the Philadelphia Mint in 1879, to 88,990 pieces from the previous year's total of nearly 300,000. The surviving population of high-grade pieces is quite small. When offered, examples tend to be XF or AU. High-end Premium Gems are rare indeed. The present coin offers pristine yellow and rose-gold surfaces, with vibrant mint luster to complement the razor-sharp devices. Population: 8 in 66 (3 in 66+), 1 finer (6/17).
    Ex: Sacramento Signature (Heritage, 3/2011), lot 4655.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25L2, PCGS# 7830)

    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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