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Lot:3129 1833 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle. BD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-5. MS-64 (NGC).

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SBP2023年11月加州#3-瑰宝之夜

2023-11-15 06:00:00

2023-11-15 09:00:00

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1833 Capped Head Left Quarter Eagle. BD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-5. MS-64 (NGC).A glorious, conditionally rare example of an issue that is elusive even in lower grades. Lovely orange-olive color is seen on both sides of this sharply defined specimen. The original mint finish remains bright and fresh, the fields semi-prooflike when viewed with direct lighting. Boldly to sharply struck throughout with a relatively smooth appearance in the absence of all but a few light, wispy handling marks. BD Die State a/c.<p>Even after the resumption of quarter eagle production in 1821, the denomination was once again often ignored in commercial use and not struck in large numbers. Only a reported 4,160 quarter eagles rolled off the just opened Second Philadelphia Mints press in 1833, as compared to the nearly 200,000 half eagles struck the same year. The entire run was achieved through the use of a single pair of dies; that single reverse die was used to produce every Capped Head quarter eagle beginning in 1830 and only retired in 1834 when the Classic Head design was introduced. After Congress reduced the gold coin weight standard in mid to late 1834, the "old tenor" quarter eagles in circulation quickly disappeared into the melting pots of bullion dealers, including large numbers of the 1833 issue. What few that did survive destruction were saved only through domestic hoarding that took place around the Panic of 1837 or the few that managed to escape these shores via international trade. Today, Bass-Dannreuther postulate that somewhere between 60 and 80 individual coins are held in numismatic channels, while <em>PCGS CoinFacts</em> cites 97 as the likely number. Fortunately, most seem to be found at the higher end of the circulated grade levels, or in Mint State, so while the issue is an all-around rarity, at least well preserved specimens can be had. Here is one of the finest certified, a technically and visually superior near-Gem worthy of inclusion in an advanced cabinet of early gold.PCGS# 45527. NGC ID: BFWC.NGC Census: 4; with a single MS-66 finer. The corresponding PCGS population is 2/3 (MS-66+ finest).From the Dr. William M. Aden Collection.

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