1804 14 Stars $2.50 NGC EF40

BD-2, Rarity-4. There are two distinct varieties known for this issue. The first, with thirteen stars on the reverse, is extremely rare. The more common variety has fourteen reverse stars and it is estimated that around 150-200 are known. Early quarter eagles didn't circulate with much regularity, so the 1804 is most often seen in About Uncirculated and the lower Mint State grades. It is extremely hard to find a problem-free piece in a "collector grade" and that's why this 1804 is a special coin. It is evenly worn with lovely rich natural green-gold color on the obverse and reverse. The obverse is well-defined and has the sharpness of a "45'; the reverse is weakly detailed at the border and there is a noticeable old scratch from the rim through the E in UNITED and into the right wing. The overall eye appeal of this coin is really quite exceptional and if you have been looking for a comparably affordable type coin to represent the Capped Bust Right quarter eagle issue, this piece is perfect.