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    1838-C Two and a Half, AU53
    Scarce C-Mint in AU Grades

    1838-C $2 1/2 AU53 PCGS. Breen-6147, Variety 20, R.3. The obverse mintmark is widely repunched -- a rather spectacular Mint blunder -- although it slips by of little notice on this sole variety of the lowest-mintage Classic Head quarter eagle. Just 7,880 pieces were struck from a single die pair, making the 1838-C a key to the six-year type. It joins the 1839-C as the only two Charlotte representatives of the Classic Head quarter eagle motif. This is a lustrous, greenish-gold coin, with partially reflective fields and only minor, widely scattered tiny marks. Eye appeal is strong. Population: 13 in 53, 35 finer (9/19).(Registry values: P3)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# E2MP, PCGS# 7697)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    December, 2019
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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    Classic Head Quarter Eagles Die Variety Guide

    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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