Quarter Eagle - The 1804 Quarter Eagle
has obverse stars that are arranged eight to the left and
five to the right. both thirteen and fourteen star reverses.
There were two reverse varieties:
1804 Quarter Eagle 13 Stars Reverse and 1804
Quarter Eagle 14 Stars Reverse. The thirteen star
reverse variety is extremely rare and without question the
key to the series. Only nine examples are believed to exist
in all grades.The reverse stars are in an arc arrangement.
The fourteen star reverse
has the stars in a cross arrangement. Most of the 3,327 minted
were this variety. Researchers estimate that 3,000 of the
mintage were the fourteen star coins.
This die was also used on
the 1804 dime. It is thought to be left over from the 1798
to 1799 quarter eagles. The stars on the obverse are arranged
8 to the left and 5 to the right, similar to the 1802 quarter
Specifications: Weight: 4.37 grams
Composition: .9167 gold, .0833 silver and copper
Diameter: approximately 20 millimeters