1838-C $2 1/2 AU58 NGC. Breen-6147, Variety-20, R.3....
First Year for This Historic Southern Mint
While the 1838-C is not as rare as one might imagine from its limited mintage of only 7,880 pieces, it is an immensely popular issue. This is the first year of issue for the Charlotte Mint and one of only two years that facility produced quarter eagles of the Classic design. This reasonably well-defined example displays uniform reddish patina over each side, and there are only small abrasions scattered about, none meriting individual mention.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25FZ, PCGS# 7697)
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The series of Classic Head quarter eagles issued from 1834 to 1839 includes 28 different individual die varieties. To date nothing has been published regarding each of the varieties. This guide provides identification and photos of the individual varieties with an of rarity for each variety.
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