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    1838-C AU 58 PCGS. The obverse is very well struck; the reverse has some weakness on the eagle's neck, the insides of the wings, and the upper portion of the shield. Both sides are nearly fully lustrous with a touch of orange-gold color. A small, shallow, Mint-made planchet defect can be seen to the left of Liberty's ear. A conservatively graded coin with the appearance of Mint State.
    The 1838-C is much rarer than the 1839-C in terms of overall rarity but it is actually more available in higher grades; probably due to some being saved as first-year-of-issue souvenirs or a small hoard. Around twenty AUs are known in addition to seven or eight Mint State coins.

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

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 1999
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    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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