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    1861 Two and a Half, MS61
    Scarce Type One Reverse

    1861 $2 1/2 Old Reverse, Type One, MS61 NGC. The Old Reverse 1861 quarter eagle is significantly scarcer than its New Reverse counterpart, although a small number of Mint State pieces have surfaced over the past few decades. This Uncirculated coin displays yellow-gold luster with some faint coppery overtones in the reverse margins. Each side is heavily clashed, and there are light abrasions as indicated by the grade. The eagle's left (facing) leg is the only noticeable weak point in the strike. Census: 23 in 61, 21 finer (3/16).
    From The Ohio Valley Collection.(Registry values: P2)

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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