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1844-C $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS....

2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 23, 2009
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Dallas, TX 75219

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The Saint Charles Convention Center
Booth 501
Saint Charles, MO 63303

 

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Scarce 1844-C Quarter Eagle, AU50
1844-C $2 1/2 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1, the only known die pairing for the year. This is a somewhat unusual coin, as the obverse and reverse are mismatched. The obverse is much finer and much cleaner than usually seen on 1844-C quarter eagles. The reverse, though, is softly struck and shows several planchet flaws. The fields show some residual brightness, a common trait on C- and D-mint gold. The overall rarity of the 1844-C is 10th out of the 20-coin series, and the original mintage was limited to 11,622 pieces, of which 150-175 coins are believed to exist today in all grades.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GU, PCGS# 7735)

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