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Recent Acquisition - 1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle "With Stars"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:17:00 AM America/Chicago

1796 Capped Bust Right Quarter Eagle "With Stars"

PCGS Fine 15 CAC "Old Green Holder"

1796 $2.5 PCGS F15 CAC Certified Coin Obverse
  Rarity: 5+
 Mintage: 432
 Pop: 1/19
 Under 50 Known

 Not enough can be said about this historical quarter eagle. Although the "No Stars" variety gets most of the recognition because it is the very first Quarter Eagle ever struck by the U.S. Mint, the second type "With Stars" representing the 16 states of the union and struck the same year, 1796, has half the mintage and 1/3rd the population of all "No Stars" graded by PCGS. This coin is a true collectors dream! It is a Perfect plus for the grade. This particular example boasts very sharp details in the stars, date and Liberty on obverse as well as a nicely detailed reverse Eagles feathers, Stars, and lettering in United States of America. There is no doubt this example is very fine plus by today's grading standards and would likely be extremely difficult to find another that displays nearly perfect original and uniform, yellow/coppery gold. Premium Rarity, Premium Quality. Green Tag and CAC!

 Bought out of the Werner Family Collection at Stacks Philadelphia ANA Rarities night. Lot#11175.

 

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