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Sale 65

Lot 1899

1846-D. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck and untoned with lovely reflective surfaces. Only 19,303 minted. With a mintage moderately higher than other early Dahlonega dates in the 1840s, the 1846-D is one of the more available Dahlonega quarter eagles. There are perhaps 175-200 coins known with at least three-quarters of these in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine category. Low-end AU coins are reasonably easy to find, but the 1846-D becomes a challenging issue in the Mint State grades and a major rarity in MS-62 and above. The obverse is absolutely fully struck with no weakness on the hair or the denticles. On the reverse, some lightness shows on the denticles from 5 o'clock to 9 o'clock. The central reverse is bold and there is no sign of any weakness on the eagle's left (facing) leg.

A few very fine hairlines (not from cleaning) can be seen on the obverse, but the fields are exceptionally clean for an issue that is almost always seen with severe marks. Unlike the Green Pond MS-62 specimen, there no mint-made reverse planchet flake at the base of the TA in STATES, instead, the reverse is quite clean. Pop 4; 3 finer with 2 in 63, 1 in 64 (PCGS # 7742) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.

Realized $8,913

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