OR QUARTER EAGLE
PCGS No: 7719
Circulation strikes: 3,532
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (4.18 grams)
"D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of The
PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above). Sold as part of the
"North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January,
1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions. Cracked dies.
NGC AU-50. Superior
Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2087.
Uncracked dies. Withdrawn.
PCGS AU-50. Ex - Julian Leidman, February 16, 1972 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W.
Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot
134, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00
NGC AU-50. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake
Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1199, illustrated, not sold
PCGS XF-40 (illustrated
below). Offered at the October 2001 Long Beach show by Mid-American
Rare Coin Galleries
Early die states have a perfect obverse and reverse. Later
states of the obverse show a crack from the rim at 10:30, just missing the
fifth star, into Liberty's forehead and across to her ear. Later
states of the reverse show a die crack from the rim, through the N of
UNITED and into the eagle; another crack runs from the eagle's left wing
through AM of AMERICA (just touching the left side of the M) to the
rim. Breen claims that these were all struck on November 23 from one
of two pairs of dies shipped on February 6. What happened to the
other pair...should we be looking for a new die variety?
examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-61's.
Only one variety is known for this year.
"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