Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Near-Mint 1838-C Two and a Half

    1838-C $2 1/2 AU58 PCGS. CAC. Breen-6147, Variety 20, R.3. Just a single die pair is known for the 1838-C, the introductory year Charlotte issue with a mintage of only 7,880 pieces. The mintmark is on the obverse and is repunched south. The reverse legends have The present apricot-gold near-Mint example is fully struck and has refreshingly unabraded fields. A loupe reveals only a couple of light vertical marks on the cheek. Traces of dirt near the stars and letters attests to the originality. Luster brightens the margins and devices. CAC is very stingy with seals on this issue, and this lot is one of only two coins to attain CAC certification at the AU58 level. Population: 11 in 58, 6 finer (6/12).(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, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,226

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    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.

    Download the guide

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 19 days left to consign to the 2020 August 4 - 10 ANA Worlds' Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Pittsburgh!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your individual dedication to the hobby, and that of Heritage.
    David C.,
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search