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    1864 Quarter Eagle, AU Details
    Mintage 2,824 Pieces

    1864 $2 1/2 -- Filed Rims -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. The 1864 quarter eagle has a mintage of only 2,824 business strikes, which would make any example a prize on its own, but heavy attrition means that there are no more than 18-20 specimens known today in all grades and conditions, much less the AU Details shown by this coin. Only a few coins have been certified in Mint State, and the finest specimen offered publicly in the last decade was the AU58 NGC specimen in lot 5593 of the Dallas Signature (Heritage, 10/2012), which realized $49,397.50. Though this piece has evidence of past rim filing, particularly at the top of the reverse, its yellow-gold surfaces show surprisingly little wear and the interior eye appeal is solid. An accessible example of one of the great challenges in the long and much-loved Liberty quarter eagle series.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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