||1838 $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Breen-6146, Variety 19, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Only one die pair was employed to coin the 47,030 Classic Head quarter eagles in 1838. Mint officials made a few slight adjustments to the design, modifying the shape of the head and hair, and reducing the size of the stars. Green-gold color dominates the partly lustrous surfaces of this Uncirculated representative. The stars show a moderate degree of incompleteness, while Liberty's hair and the eagle are well-detailed. Census: 21 in 61, 39 finer (8/14). 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 @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.