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Lot 4554

1844 $2.50 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. Only 6,784 minted. A hint of light golden toning on both sides. With the 1844 Philadelphia Mint, it is plain to see that among early quarter eagles in the series this has outstanding definition on most of the high points. The typical coin is poorly struck with numerous nicks and scratches. When viewing this Mint State, one would not know that is the case. The obverse is well struck, but the reverse displays a little striking softness on the eagle's leg feathers; however, this is not inconsistent with the quality seen on other coins from the home mint at Philadelphia. The lightly toned surfaces show very few marks, the most obvious being a scratch between below the branch end on the reverse. The low population suggest there are few peers at this level. This piece should be considered by any serious buyer of early United States gold coins. Pop 1; 3 finer, 2 in 61, 1 in 62 (PCGS # 7734) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,000.

Realized $6,038

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