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    1868 Aluminum Quarter Eagle
    Judd-654, PR65 Cameo
    Ex: Garrett

    1868 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-654, Pollock-727, Low R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. 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 the coin that was part of a spectacular 16-piece 1868 aluminum set sold in the first Garrett Sale. The fields are deeply reflective and the obverse especially shows heavy die striations from die polishing. The depth of mirroring gives the fields a "black" background for the frosted white devices, thus the Cameo designation.
    Ex: Sampson's Sale (Bangs & Co., 2/16-17/1882); Garrett Collection, Part I (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1979), lot 396.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29P7, PCGS# 535330)


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