Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1841 $2.50 Little Princess Quarter Eagle Circulation Strikes? The Proof Is In The Pudding

To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 3 / Views: 279Next Topic  
Press Manager
Learn More...
United States
1411 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2020  5:06 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
PCGS - The 1841 $2.50 "Little Princess" Quarter Eagle symbolizes one of the most controversial numismatic reclassifications in recent years. A coin long regarded as a proof-only issue, the 1841 Quarter Eagle was determined by numerous coin experts to have been struck as both a proof and a circulation strike. The news made waves when PCGS announced in February 2012 that the 1841 Quarter Eagle whimsically nicknamed "The Little Princess" was being attributed as either a circulation strike or proof, depending on the characteristics of the individual coin. The news had implications not only on what grade given examples would receive but, perhaps more importantly for collectors of this rarity, also changes in population and condition censuses and, subsequently, values.

Only a handful of 1841 $2.50 gold coins is known, period. Numismatic experts believe 20 coins were made in total and manifest as four proofs and about 16 circulation strikes. Numismatists receive little help from United States Mint records on determining the status of this coin, as no such documents even acknowledge the creation of any 1841 Quarter Eagles. Odd, as perhaps 20 are known to exist and are accounted for in the flesh. It's not unlike the situation surrounding the 1870-S Liberty Seated half dime or 1870-S Liberty Seated dollar, among other coins that are known to exist but also are not counted in mint records.

Read the Entire Article
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
51185 Posts
 Posted 09/23/2020  6:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good read on the link, thanks.
Learn More...
United States
90937 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
3543 Posts
 Posted 09/25/2020  01:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Greasy Fingers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
  Previous TopicReplies: 3 / Views: 279Next Topic  
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.5 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05