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Error $2.50 1851 Gold Liberty Quarter Eagle Nearly Retained Cud - Raw AU

A neat coin, this 1851 Quarter Eagle is a nice example, displaying great originality.

Grading AU with good surfaces, luster and detail beneath wholesome color, this coin is most satisfying.

Also interesting is the die crack progressing from the obverse rim to stars 3 and 2, but not quite back to the rim.  Some number of strikes later, the crack would return to the rim and the obverse die would break into two pieces and strike retained cuds, one of which we have listed on eBay.