A "PCDO" set of quarter eagles

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by johnmilton, Mar 3, 2024.

  1. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Back in the 1960s, dealers advertised and sold many "PDS sets," especially for Lincoln cents. There were 2X2 cardboard holders that held the three coins from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco.

    I was looking in my safe deposit box the other day. I realized that I had a "PCDO set" and never realized it. These Classic Head Quarter Eagles are from the four mints that the U.S. Mint System was operating in 1839.


    1839 250 ME All.jpg

    Charlotte - A late die state coin which lots of die cracks

    1839-C QE All.jpg


    1839-D Me All.jpg

    New Orleans

    1839-O Quarter Eagle All.jpg

    The San Francisco Mint opened in 1854 after the gold rush began. The Carson City Mint opened in 1870. The Denver Mint was an assay office for many years before it started making coins in 1906. West Point opened in 1984.
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  3. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    Beautiful coins, thanks for sharing! Very interesting to see them all together and to note the subtle die differences.
  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Yes Christian Gobrecht and others fooled with the Capped Bust design through the Classic Head Quarter Eagle series.
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  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis OWNER - EBS Numis LLC Supporter

    I love classic head gold! I've never owned one before, but I would love to.

    That is my dream coin - but the premiums even over price guides really drive me up a wall. I'm playing patient, and hoping I can get a really fantastic example soon.
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  6. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    Fooled around with the 1839 large cents too.
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  7. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Thanks. I just bought my first red book and was reading about mint marks.
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  8. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Nice to see mintmarked classic head gold. So rare and underappreciated
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  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here is the first piece of Classic gold I purchased, 1836 $2.50. I bought it in 1970 when I was college.

    1836 Quarter Eagle All.jpg
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  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Pretty coin
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