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    1839-C Quarter Eagle, MS62
    Second on the Condition Census
    Rare HM-2 Variety

    1839-C $2 1/2 HM-2, R.6, MS62 NGC. The rare HM-2 die marriage features the C mintmark over the 3 in the date and the stem of the branch over the upright of the D. The 1839-C is the fourth rarest issue in the entire Classic Head quarter eagle series. Only 18,140 pieces were struck, and a scant 325 coins are thought to survive. Among them are about 15 Mint State examples, only one of which is finer than this MS62. Daryl Haynor suggests that this die marriages makes up about 7% of the surviving population, or roughly 25 coins.

    This Condition Census rarity is well-struck at the centers, while the stars are flat, as always. Yellow-gold surfaces exhibit partially reflective fields, resulting in the slightest suggestion of cameo contrast. Scattered ticks and hairlines define the grade, while various planchet and die defects are common to all examples from this die pair. They have no bearing on the assessment or eye appeal. Census: 3 in 62, 1 finer (6/21).
    From The Utah Collection of Charlotte Gold Coinage.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25G4, Variety PCGS# 764798, Base PCGS# 7699)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 89.92% Gold, 10.08% Copper


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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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