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1840-C $2 1/2 AU53 NGC....

2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 23, 2009
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Saint Charles, MO 63303

 

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1840-C Quarter Eagle, AU53
First Year of the Redesigned Obverse
1840-C $2 1/2 AU53 NGC. Variety 1. The redesigned Liberty Head quarter eagles replaced the short-lived Classic Head coins in 1840, making them first-year type coins. The Charlotte production was only 12,882 pieces. This piece shows some of the typical planchet roughness of the issue. A small scrape appears above Liberty's eye, along with a few moderate obverse marks elsewhere. The reverse of this orange-gold piece is free of major marks, although some strike weakness is noted on the peripheral letter tops. Census: 18 in 53, 68 finer (9/09).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GB, PCGS# 7718)

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