In my opinion, there are few designs that look better in higher grades than the Classic Head quarter eagles and half eagles. These coins tend to have nice color and, if they are unmessed-with, great luster and eye appeal. The present example is a lovely piece for the quality-conscious type collector with rich mellow green-gold color over clean, strongly lustrous surfaces. There are a few slight scuffs in the left obverse field but nothing else of note. As is typical for this design, there is some minor weakness of strike at the centers but the borders are fully detailed. For many type collectors, MS63 is a perfect grade for this type as MS64 examples don't tend to be appreciably better and are quite a bit more expensive.