SOLD – $2.50 – 1840-D PCGS EF45

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SOLD – $2.50 – 1840-D PCGS EF45

7,500.00

Serial Number 7719.45/26637361

PCGS Lookup Number 7719

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Variety 1-A. Early die state with far less pronounced reverse cracks than normally seen.

The 1840-D is not the rarest quarter eagle in terms of overall rarity (that honor belongs to the 1856-D) but it is the most difficult to find choice and problem-free. In fact, I have probably handled two or three times more nice 1856-D quarter eagles than I have 1840-D’s in the last five years. When available, it tends to come in VF and EF grades and has terrible eye appeal. I can probably count on one hand the number of Choice EF examples I’ve seen or handled and few have the eye appeal of this piece. Both sides are covered with intense natural reddish-gold color which almost shades towards a purple hue at the borders. The quality of strike is exceptional for the date as most are very weak at the centers due to massive reverse die cracks. There are a few light marks in the fields but the overall eye appeal is off the charts for the date and grade.

The last APR for a PCGS EF45 1840-D quarter eagle was Heritage 3/09: 64341 which brought $6,325. That example, in my opinion, couldn’t begin to compare to the present piece.

If you actively collect this series, you know how rare a choice, original 1840-D quarter eagle is. It may be years before you have a chance to acquire a piece with the eye appeal of this example!