Quarter Eagle - The 1830
quarter eagle had an original mintage of 4,540.
The survival rate is very low. It is estimated that only 100
to 125 pieces in all conditions exist today. This issue is
rare because of its low mintage and, like previous issues,
melting for bullion in the United States and in Europe. Only
one pair of dies was used to make the coin, which is identified
by a repunched I in AMERICA and the final star which is distant
from the border.
Despite its scarcity, this date is probably
the most available reduced size Capped Head quarter eagle
available because there is a small number of near mint and
choice mint state examples that have been certified.
This date is usually well struck for the
type. Proof coins exist, but they are rarer than the proofs