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    1838-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle, AU55
    First C-Mint Issue

    1838-C $2 1/2 AU55 PCGS. Breen-6147, Variety 1 (Winter), Variety 20, R.3. The 1838-C Classic Head quarter eagle is always in demand as the first issue of the Charlotte Mint series. With a small mintage of 7,880 pieces, the 1838-C is a scarce-to-rare issue in all grades, and most examples seen are in the VF-XF grade range. A few finer examples were saved for their novelty value, but the issue is genuinely rare in Mint State. The 1838-C is also popular with branch mint type collectors, because the Classic Head design was only struck for two years at the Charlotte Mint.

    The present coin is an attractive Choice AU specimen, with lightly abraded orange-gold surfaces that retain considerable amounts of original mint luster. Just a touch of wear is evident on the well-detailed design elements and the overall presentation is most appealing. Population: 17 in 55, 19 finer (6/18).(Registry values: P3)

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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