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1839-D Classic Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1839-D Classic Head Quarter Eagle Reverse


1839-D 2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7700

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,674
Proofs: 0

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 17.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, Georgia) above the date

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

Significant examples:
(Illustrated above).  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

1839-D Quarter Eagle

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Heritage 01/2004: 9003, $17,250.00, Variety 1-B

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8837, plated, sold for $12,075.00

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 174, illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 129, "So-Called Overdates", illustrated, sold for $14,950.00  Purchased from SeRo, March 10, 1969

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 175, illustrated, not sold

ICG EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3944, "Repunched Date", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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