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SS New York Shipwreck: 1839-O 2 1/2 NGC MS62

Rare Date! Popular Shipwreck Find

Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 1/10
DLRC Inventory #: 1712529

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Item Description:
An important recovery from the wreck of the S.S. New York, this piece displays beautiful, frosty surfaces and gorgeous overall eye appeal. The first year of production of quarter eagles in New Orleans, this piece is fascinatingly rotated 180 degrees.

DLRC Related Auction Data:
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1839-O $2 1/2 NGC MS61

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10/28/19

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 7701 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $2.50 Classic Head Gold
Type: Classic head
Years for Type: 1834-1839
Strike: Business
Denomination: Gold quarter eagle
Mint Location: New Orleans
Designer: William Kneass
Composition: 90% gold; 10% silver & copper
Weight: 4.18g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 17,781