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1840-C $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1....

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 30, 2012
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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1840-C Quarter Eagle, AU50
Two-Toned Color
1840-C $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1. The only variety of this issue and apparently the only die pairing needed to strike the 12,822 pieces produced. It is estimated that only 175-225 pieces have survived today in all grades, most of which are VF-XF. Only an estimated 38-51 AU coins are believed known today. This is a remarkably clean coin for the issue. Each side displays deep yellow-gold fields with reddish accents over the high points.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GB, PCGS# 7718)

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