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Lot 3202


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Type Coin
Title Lot 3202
Date 1834
Side obverse
Grade 64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 77692
Denomination $2 1/2
Description 1834 $2 1/2 MS64 S Prooflike NGC. CAC. Breen-6140, Variety 2, R.3. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. With a full strike, brightly lustrous reflective fields, and lightly frosted motifs, this sharply brilliant coin with the NGC Star designation is among the finest-known prooflike examples of the date. A slight tinge of lime-green appears at the margins and enhances the eye appeal of the original, sun-gold patina. The large mintage of Classic Head quarter eagles in 1834 through 1836 solidified the acceptance of the denomination in commerce and with the public. A total of nearly 800,000 pieces were struck for the three-year period. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $22912.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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