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    1861 Clark, Gruber Quarter Eagle, AU Details, K-5a
    Popular Colorado Gold Rush Issue

    1861 $2 1/2 Clark, Gruber & Co. Quarter Eagle -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. K-5a, R.4. The lure of gold in early-1860s Colorado would attract many of the same miners who earlier had panned, sieved, and sluiced for gold in California, whose Gold Rush largely played out by about 1856. The Clark, Gruber gold pieces were struck in Denver in 1860-61. The 1861 quarter eagles show PIKES PEAK in Liberty's coronet rather than CLARK & CO., which appeared on the 1860 pieces. This piece shows impaired luster from cleaning but the straw-gold surfaces still retain considerable appeal, deepening in color near the peripheries on each side. Listed on page 394 of the 2014 Guide Book.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
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