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& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
The finest 1802/'1' Quarter Eagles graded by PCGS are 6 MS-63's.
PCGS MS-63. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale"
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7489, illustrated, sold for $32,200.00
NGC MS-60 (illustrated
above). Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 663 at
it was described (in part) as follows: "The obverse shows very little
evidence of the overdate, while the reverse is familiar, with the die
scratch from the left top of the shield to the eagle's wing and a light
die scratch from the middle of the first A in AMERICA to the second
feather of the right wing. We note light coppery toning on the high
points of the obverse, and some faint adjustment marks at the center of
the reverse. Moderate handling marks expected for the grade, nothing too
bothersome or problematic."
NGC AU-58. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July
AU-58. Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics
Sale,” July 25, 2003
, Lot 636, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00. "Breen-2, B-6118,
NGC AU-53 (illustrated below).
Ex - Superior
Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2078,
where it was described as follows: "1802/1 NGC
AU53 No apparent luster, although there is orange toning around the
stars, legends and other devices. Typical strike weakness in the
centers is the norm for these earliest U.S. Quarter Eagles. There
are a few old marks in the field and on Liberty, though none that
warrant singling out. Because the annual Director's Reports showed a delivery of 423
quarter eagles for 1803, for long this date was believed to exist.
The 1803 delivery is now acknowledged to comprise coins dated 1802,
for a total mintage of 3,035." Price
Realized = $6,210.00
NGC AU-53. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. Lariviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 41,
"Breen-6118, Breen 1,3" sold for $6,325.00
Net VF-30. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan
Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2130, "B-4" at
ANACS Net VF-20, AU Details, Jewelry, Tooled. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8825, plated, sold for $3,473.00
"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