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Lot 3213

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3213
Date 1842
Side obverse
Grade 58
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 7726
Denomination $2 1/2
Mint Mark O
Description 1842-O $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. In Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint, Doug Winter discusses this issue: "The 1842-O is among the scarcest New Orleans quarter eagles [19,800 coins struck]. Most of the available coins are in the VF and EF range and properly graded AU coins are very scarce." Light green-gold surfaces exhibit golden-brown color and partial remaining luster in the protected regions. The strike is exceptional, and this piece is among a small number of sharply struck coins that all show a die crack running through the base of ICA in AMERICA. Census: 24 in 58, 14 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 @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $5287.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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