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Lot 3197

1840-D $2.50 Liberty. PCGS graded AU-53. PCGS #03859006. Nicely toned with semi reflective surfaces. Interesting die breaks on both sides. Only 3,532 struck. Natural greenish yellow "old gold." A lustrous specimen, one of a small population of better than Extremely Fine 1840-D certified quarter eagles, a match to others in higher grade and, curiously, from a die state that shows numerous fine die breaks.

This piece is among of the very finest known examples of the rare 1840-D quarter eagle and will no doubt attract wide attention. For identification purposes, there is a strike-through line in Liberty's hair that extends from the eye to just above the hair bun. Perhaps the bidder who was not able to buy an 1840-D in an earlier sale will wish to sharpen his or her bid and be very sure of acquiring the present coin! Pop 3; 1 in 55, 2 in 58, 1 in 61 (PCGS # 7719) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.

Realized $12,650

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