Estimate: 45 000 GBPCurrent bid: 39 500 GBP
USA, gold quarter eagle (two and a half dollars), 1830, Liberty head l., rev. eagle with shield on breast, on branch (KM.49), certified and graded by NGC as Mint State 66
From an old British Collection.
One of only 4,540 minted, very rare.
This is a very scarce type and in fact the first one we have ever handled. The piece was recently discovered in an old collection of coins in the UK, where it has been for nearly two hundred years. The coin is slightly prooflike which is often the case with such a small mintage. It has only been submitted for grading once and is one of only two examples awarded this grade by NGC.