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The finest Uncirculated 1821 Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof 1821 Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.
The finest Cameo Proof 1821
Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single
AU-50, lightly cleaned
(illustrated above). Lot 1845 in Superior Galleries' September 1999
"Pre-Long Beach" Sale, Lot 1845, where it was described as
follows: "Breen-6126. About Uncirculated-50.
Lightly cleaned. Nicely centered on a defect-free planchet.
Only 6,448 minted. All 1821 Quarter Eagles have small stars (these
continued through 1825). A dozen years passed after 1808 before
Quarter Eagle coinage resumed. The new design was by Robert Scot,
then 77 years old and with failing eyesight, but secure in his life tenure
as Engraver. Scot devices copies of his 1813 Half Eagle and imparted
them to the smaller, Dime-size format of this denomination. Only a
single obverse die was used in 1821 and the years that follow.
Mintages remained of the same order of size as in prior years. All
1821-1834 Quarter Eagles are scarce."
Brilliant Uncirculated with
claims to Choice. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale",
October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1651, "Breen 1", plated, unsold
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial
Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population
Report, April 2004" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service