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1855-C $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. CAC. Variety 1....

2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1159

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 9, 2011
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1855-C Two and a Half, AU55
Rare, Low-Mintage Charlotte Issue
1855-C $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. CAC. Variety 1. The 1855-C only trails the 1843-C Small Date in low production of quarter eagles. A mere 3,677 pieces were produced with only 85-105 coins believed known today in all grades. Most survivors are predictably clustered in the VF-XF grade range, but a couple of dozen AU pieces are also known. As with almost all known survivors, this example is softly struck. The coin is bright overall with the yellow-gold surfaces outlined in reddish patina around the devices. There are no large or mentionable abrasions on either side, just the expected peppering of small marks from the brief time it spent in circulation.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25J5, PCGS# 7775)

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