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Lot 4543

1833 $2.50 Capped Head. . BD-1, Breen-6136. NGC graded MS-61. Nice golden toning. Semi reflective surfaces. A satiny and primarily lustrous Mint State with a nuance of faint champagne on both sides. The strike is virtually complete, although perhaps a hint of weakness is seen at the left edge of the shield where it overlaps the eagle's wing. Regarding the strike, dates in the 1830s are pretty consistent and agreeable to the eye, with only now and then a softer impression noted. Most of this type, as well as all of the other old tenor gold issues, were melted after the weight reduction of July 31, 1834 or had already been melted after being exported. This year provides the best shot for a collector to own an attractive Mint State example. The low mintage of all early quarter eagles dictates that there will be few die states recorded. The present example shows no die clash marks, no cracks; curiously, or perhaps not so curiously in a time of frugality, the reverse was used for 1833 dimes. Only 4,160 minted. Pop 8; 18 finer, 7 in 62, 3 in 63, 6 in 64, 1 in 66, 1 in 67 (PCGS # 7673) .
Estimated Value $13,000 - 14,000.

Realized $14,375

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