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    1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. Quarter Eagle, MS65 Brown
    Rare Copper Dies Trial, K-9

    1861 $2 1/2 Clark, Gruber $2 1/2 Copper Dies Trial MS65 Brown NGC. K-9, High R.7. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Copper dies trials are known for all Clark, Gruber & Co. coin issues of 1860 and 1861. The 1861 quarter eagle dies trials are known in two varieties, one with a plain edge (K-9), and another with a reeded edge (K-9a). Both varieties were struck with the regular dies, but K-9 was struck without a collar. All the dies trials are very rare, and Heritage Auctions has only offered an example of the K-9 issue on two other occasions over the last two decades.

    The present coin is an attractive Gem example of the K-9 variety, with sharp definition on all interior design elements. The dentils are weak on the obverse, which was struck slightly off center to the right, leaving a wide space between the stars on the left and the border. The reverse is well-centered, with stronger dentilation on the right. An outline of original red shows around most of the devices, and the fields are blanketed in attractive shades of powder-blue and magenta. Census: 1 in 65 Brown, 1 finer (8/14).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# ANLL, PCGS# 10150)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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