David Akers (1975/88): There are actually two distinct vareties of 1834 No Motto quarter eagles. The first has a small head and can be distinguished from the large head variety by the fact that it has tight curls at the top of the head and at the back of the head. In particular, the curls at the back of the head form a nearly straight vertical line. On the other hand, the curls on the large head variety are much more pronounced, and there is a distinct break in the curls at the back of the head.
As a date, this is one of the two most common of this type (the 1836 is the other), and a fairly sizable number of choice examples exist, many of them fully proof-like.
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