Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1868 Aluminum Quarter Eagle
    Judd-654, PR65 Cameo
    Only Half Dozen Pieces Believed Known

    1868 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-654, Pollock-727, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo NGC. Regular dies trial issue for the quarter eagle, but struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. According to USPatterns.com, "These were deliberately struck to show how easily aluminum coined and for sale to collectors in cased sets several of which are still in existence including the former Garrett set and one in the Eric P. Newman collection." About a half dozen pieces are known. This is an exceptionally well-produced piece of aluminum coinage. There are only slight planchet disturbances from the Mint experienced from striking aluminum, a metal that was largely unfamiliar in 1868. The fields are deeply mirrored and the devices heavily frosted, as usually seen on aluminum patterns.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29P7, PCGS# 60872)


    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 802

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Oct 14, 2011 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 15 days left to consign to the 2021 December 11 - 13 HKINF World Coins Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Had we endeavored to sell it without your support, it would have taken us at least 10 lifetimes, i.e. it would have been impossible.
    Melinda L.,
    Greenville, SC
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search