1821 Capped Head Gold Quarter Eagle
Ex. Eliasberg Collection
Ex. The United States Gold Coin Collection (Eliasberg), Bowers and Ruddy, October 1982, lot 90, where it was described: "Gem Brilliant Proof-67. A few scattered light toning areas. Probably by far the finest known specimen of this issue..
David Akers believes that just three or four of this issue are known. Undoubtedly the few known pieces were originally struck as presentation coins to illustrate the resumption of coinage after a lapse of over a decade.
A truly fantastic quarter eagle: one of the foremost highlights of the present collection. No amount of words in print could exaggerate or overdescribe the importance and beauty of this little cameo."
From the John H. Clapp Collection, 1942. Earlier from the John G. Mills Collection, Chapman Brothers, April, 1904. Still earlier from the Lorin G. Parmelee Collection, New York Coin & Stamp Co., June, 1890.
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