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Lot 1148

1831. Small letters. . B-4. PCGS graded MS-63. Boldly struck with nice even grey toning. Devices were struck with all the energy and attention to detail by the pressmans dies imparting design elements fully including the obverse stars and all hair curls. First year of this truncated issue, which lasted only through the years 1831-38. Pop 49; 70 finer (PCGS # 5348) .

Historic note: In 1831 the quarter dollar was reconfigured to make it a smaller diameter and to eliminate the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM. Designed by William Kneass who also left his mark in the form of the 1834 $2.50 and $5 "Classic Head" gold pieces, among others. Kneass had suffered an incapacitating stroke on August 27, 1835, after which Christian Gobrecht did virtually all new work on patterns, dies, etc. Kneass died August 27, 1840.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,200.

Realized $3,163

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