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Lot 720

1878 Pattern Quarter Eagle. Copper, reeded edge. . Judd-1567. Pollock-1757. NGC graded Proof 64. At 19.5mm, this pattern is considerably larger than one would expect for a quarter eagle. Morgan's design with his initial at the truncation. Liberty head left with two bands in her hair. On the reverse a large standing eagle with outspread drooping wings. Judd-1567 is for a copper striking though it is well known that some were gilt. Rarity is Low R 7 with 7-12 pieces known. This specimen has signs of having been re-gilded at some time in the past. Pop 1 and the finest graded by NGC (PCGS # 61929) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $9,200

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