|Stack's Bowers||Auction||The November 2011 Baltimore Auction||Nov-2011||CAC||1840 Liberty Quarter Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC. A boldly lustrous golden orange specimen with exceptional eye appeal and pale olive highlights. Frosty and matte-like in appearance. Struck in the first year of Christian Gobrecht's long-lived design type (1840-1907). The PCGS website suggests that perhaps just 100 or so examples of the date are known in all grades, this despite a mintage for the issue of 18,859 pieces. Indeed, the total number of Mint State examples of the date certified by PCGS amounts to just a half dozen pieces. Choice for the grade; it's easy to see why the present piece is listed at the top of the PCGS Population Report.
Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers
In my career I have seen very few 1840 Philadelphia Mint quarter eagles that equal this or even come close. Once again, as it is so often in the present sale, opportunity comes to the forefront.
|Oct-2010||$29,900.00||Heritage Auctions||2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145||4609|