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    1871 Copper Quarter Eagle
    Judd-1164, PR66 Red and Brown Cameo
    Probably the Finest Known

    1871 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1164, Pollock-1306, R.7, PR66 Red and Brown Cameo NGC. Ex: Lemus. Regular dies trial for the 1871 Liberty quarter eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This is an extremely rare striking, and probably a numismatic flight of fancy actually produced for sale to collectors. The current offering was part of a small group of U.S. gold patterns offered in the T. Henry Allen sale by Stack's in February 1977. It was described by that cataloger as "proof, almost full mint color. Rarely seen in this lovely state of preservation." It would have been more accurate to write, "rarely seen at all."

    This is an incredible Premium Gem proof with full cameo contrast and essentially brilliant red surfaces. Only a hint of light brown toning appears on the design elements with splashes of pale violet patina. A boldly detailed, glittering proof that is probably the finest known example of Judd-1164. We have records of three examples of the variety, two in copper and one gilt.
    Ex: Lemus/Queller Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1820; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5372.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A5K, PCGS# 71426)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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