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    Important Mint State 1838-C Quarter Eagle

    1838-C $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Variety 1-A. The U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, alone in production since 1793, was joined in 1838 by three Southern branch mints, set in Charlotte, Dahlonega (Georgia), and New Orleans. The 1838-C is the first of the C-mint quarter eagle issues, and has a small mintage of just 7,880 coins. The obverse mintmark is double punched on all 1838-Cs, first being entered low enough to touch the top of the 3 in the date. Both sides of this lustrous yellow-gold example are tinted in subtle green hues, creating a nice mixture of these original colorations. The central striking details are firmly impressed in all areas; even the stars are sharp. Survivors of this elusive issue are most often seen with at least 15 points of wear, with Fine and Very Fine pieces not out of the ordinary. Only a handful of 1838-C quarter eagles are around today at the Mint State level. This lovely, original example challenges the Condition Census lineup. Census: 4 in 61, 6 finer (12/05).(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
    February, 2006
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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