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1854-C $2 1/2 MS61 NGC....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1854-C Quarter Eagle, MS61
Possible Lower Condition Census Example
1854-C $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. A single variety is known of this low-mintage Charlotte quarter eagle. A mere 7,295 pieces were struck, and today it is estimated that 105-145 individual coins may exist in all grades. The 1854-C is especially challenging in mint condition. Doug Winter estimates only 6-7 pieces are known. This coin appears to be tied with another MS61 at the lower end of the Condition Census as listed in his 2008 reference. This bright orange-gold example shows the expected softness of detail on each side, but it lacks the extensive abrasions usually encountered. A small planchet flake is noted above star 1 and another, larger one is seen to the right of the eagle's neck.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25HY, PCGS# 7770)

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