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Lot 2764

1839-D $2.50 Classic Head. NGC graded AU-58. Well struck with a hint of gold tone. A small mark below the 3 in the date identifies this AU58 coin as does a little indentation in the field below (E)D on the reverse. 13,674 struck. A lustrous Quarter Eagle offering a rich supply of original luster that graces the frosty surface and spreads across and within the devices. Nicely struck for the date, indeed, about as fine as this date is ever found although marginal weakness can be found at the inscription on the headband LIBERTY, as well as on some stars. Rims are choice. On the reverse, some indistinct detail occurs around the sides of the shield and on the neck feathers, with feet and claws complete, however. Arrows are uneven in size on this reverse, perhaps from excess die polishing which has thinned them. The branch stem is also little more than a vague shape above the D. in the denomination. This denomination continued the Kneass design into 1839 (in the half eagle, a new Gobrecht head of Liberty replaced it that year). Recutting on the date is found on most 1839-dated pieces. Pop 15; 15 finer (PCGS # 7700) .
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.

Realized $13,800

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