Top Pop 1849 Liberty Head $2.50 Featured in our March 2021 Las Vegas Auction

The 1849 quarter eagle is a rare and underrated Philadelphia
Mint issue from the early days of Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet, or Liberty
Head, design type. The mintage of 23,294 quarter eagles in 1849 was subject to
considerable circulation and attrition upon release, leaving just about 115
survivors across all grades. The vast majority show signs of handling and
circulation, with only about 15 remaining in Mint State today.

We are proud to offer an incredible MS-64 (PCGS) example in lot
of our March 2021 Las Vegas Auction, a piece that is tied with just
one other coin as finest graded by PCGS. No examples have been graded finer
than MS-63 by NGC. It is a truly magnificent survivor from the first decade of
production for the series. The eye appeal and surface quality are superior,
featuring vibrant sunshine-yellow color, as well as flashes of powder-blue and
tangerine iridescence in the protected areas. The fields display subtle
reflectivity that contrasts with the richly frosted luster on the design
elements. Well struck for the issue, despite the typical central softness, and
fully devoid of distracting abrasions. This offering represents the first
auction appearance for an MS-64 in recent decades, making it a significant opportunity
for specialists and Registry Set participants.

This Top Pop 1849 Liberty Head quarter eagle will be offered
in lot
of our March 2021 Las Vegas Auction. Also featured in the sale are
many important collections including selections from the D. Brent Pogue
Collection, the Collection of Silas Stanley Roberts, the Washington Rainbows
Collection, the Iron Eagle Collection, and many others. The sale will be
available for viewing and bidding on our website and printed
catalogs will be available for purchase. If you would like to consign to an
upcoming sale or have questions about the consignment process, please contact
us today at
or 800-566-2580.

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