1798 $2.50 NGC AU55, Wide
Date, BD-2, R5. In its population report, NGC shows
3 1798 quarter eagles certified at the Choice AU55
grade level. They do not distinguish quarter eagles
by die variety. All Early American gold coins are
scarce to extremely rare. All early gold quarter eagles
like this one are extremely rare and therefore a great
opportunity when they appear.
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The sun is shining
on this eye-appealing early date 1798 Choice AU quarter
eagle. Like the sun, the obverse is bright yellow-gold.
The reverse is a mixture of yellow gold with a light
greenish-gold patina. Clearly both sides are completely
original. The few abrasion marks are in keeping with
the grade, and none requires individual description.
There is sufficient separation in the lines of Liberty’s
hair, cap, and drapery to warrant the grade. The devices
are strongly impressed, especially the horizontal
stripes of the shield, the eagle’s wings, and
the dentils on both sides of the coin. If you want
to be dazzled by a quarter eagle, this is the piece
The BD-2 variety has the date widely
spaced with the 8 touching the drapery. Star 7 is far
from the Y in LIBERTY. The reverse has 5 berries on
the olive branch. The other variety for this date, BD-1,
has a close date and 4 berries on the olive branch.