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$2.50 Quarter Eagle Coins (Early 1795-1839)

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$2.50 Quarter Eagle Coins (Early 1795-1839)

The popular Capped Bust was designed by Assistant Chief Mint Engraver John Reich. Reich, who was disturbed by the fact that he had not yet been promoted, was threatening to leave the country and return to Europe when Mint Director Robert Patterson was granted permission by President Thomas Jefferson to promote him. Reich was immediately assigned the task to re-design the nation's coinage. He began with the most in demand which were the Half and Quarter Eagles.

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