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An 1835 quarter eagle

BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

At long last I have been able to fill one more hole in my Classic Head quarter eagle set. This set has been harder than I ever imagined. I thought that once I had the Charlotte and Dahlonega coins, the set would farily easy to finish. NOT SO ...

This 1835 is graded PCGS MS-62+, CAC, an I obviously agree with the grade. Despite that fact the reported mintage for the 1835 $2.50 (131,402) is higher than the mintage for the 1834 (112,234), the 1835 is much scarcer. The reason must be that much of the 1835 mintage was dated 1834.

Adding to the fun is the fact that the 1835 quarter eagles were often poorly struck, and this piece is no exception. The obverse hair detail is weak, and the fault lies with a die break that robbed the coin of its detail.

The set is now down to one more piece. And no I won't be getting into any of the minor die varieties. This "Red Book" set has been tough enough.

Retired dealer and avid collector of U.S. type coins, 19th century presidential campaign medalets and selected medals. In recent years I have been working on a set of British coins - at least one coin from each king or queen who issued pieces that are collectible. I am also collecting at least one coin for each Roman emperor from Julius Caesar to ... ?


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