1861 DT$2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-281, Pollock-332, High R.7, ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1861 Quarter Eagle in Silver
1861 DT$2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-281, Pollock-332, High R.7, MS63
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Struck from the regular Liberty quarter
eagle dies in silver with a reeded edge. The USPatterns.com website
notes that three examples are known, including one that is on
display at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs. The four known
pieces are from two different obverse dies, and all four feature
the new or modified reverse with long, slender arrowheads. While
this piece has traditionally been described as a silver dies trial,
many of today's numismatic scholars believe that these pieces are
mint errors struck on silver dime planchets. Either way, this is an
extraordinary item. Both sides are nicely detailed with brilliant
silver luster and minimal marks or spots that limit the grade.
The Pollock Plate Coin, Ex: Bass
Ex: George Woodside Collection (New York Coin & Stamp Co., 4/1892), lot 120; Barney Bluestone (9/1942), lot 634; New Netherlands (61st Sale, 6/1970), lot 10; Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1334.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12112)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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