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1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. Gold $2.50. Kagin-5. Rarity-4. MS-63 PCGS.

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1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. Gold $2.50. Kagin-5. Rarity-4. MS-63 PCGS.
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This item SOLD at 2017 Mar 09 @ 23:27UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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1861 Clark, Gruber & Co. Gold $2.50. Kagin-5. Rarity-4. MS-63 PCGS.
Our consignor sure has an eye for quality! The present 1861-dated quarter eagle is a treat to behold. The satiny and richly lustrous deep yellow gold surfaces offer blushes of pale orange and olive iridescence in a bold light source. The strike is fairly bold throughout, more so than typically seen, and the eye appeal and overall quality easily measure up to the standards of the assigned grade, and the “high end” of the grade at that. The crude die work of this Clark, Gruber coin is fascinating to examine. The obverse stars are spindly and thin six-pointed affairs, and the date numerals are curious to say the least. The 1 and 8 of the date are thin and attenuated and are lower in the die than the larger and more robust 6 and 1 that follow. PIKES PEAK is sharply displayed on Miss Liberty’s tiara. On the reverse, all the devices are bold including the feathers of the federal-style eagle. There is a fragment of an arrow feather in the field about where a federal mintmark would be placed, probably representing a die feature that was only partly removed. This attractive and fascinating specimen is tied for finest certified by PCGS. The other MS-63 example is as choice as this coin and the owner is a fortunate person indeed. Brace yourself for an onslaught of bidding activity when this rare bird takes flight.

PCGS Population: 2; none finer.
NGC Census: 1; MS-64

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