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1802 QUARTER EAGLE
1802 Quarter Eagle

1802 Quarter Eagle - Next came the 1802 Quarter Eagle, one of the few so-called "common" dates in this series (180 to 230 coins of this date are estimated to have survived), which is actually a very faint overdate.

Because numismatists knew of the half eagle overdate, they assumed that the same was true for the quarter eagle. Some researchers feel that the date actually shows a defective 2 and not an overdate.

The obverse stars are arranged with eight on the left and five on the right. The reverse of this coin was also used to produce 1802 and 1803 dimes and 1804 thirteen star quarter eagles. Only 3,035 quarter eagles of this date were minted with three die combinations.

They all have the same obverse with different reverses including the “Spiked Shield,” the “Leaf Free of I,” and the “Extra Points at Star.” Although no quarter eagles are dated 1803, it is believed that a delivery of 423 quarter eagles dated 1802 was made in 1803.

Specifications:
Weight: 4.37 grams
Composition: .9167 gold, .0833 silver and copper
Diameter: approximately 20 millimeters
Edge: reeded

Early Quarter Eagles



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