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    1838-C Quarter Eagle, MS63
    Important First-Year issue
    Only One Example Finer

    1838-C $2 1/2 HM-1, R.4, MS63 NGC. First-year status ensures the appeal and perennial popularity of the important 1838-C quarter eagle. With a mintage of 7,880 pieces, Daryl Haynor writes in his 2020 reference, Classic Gold Coins, 1834-1839: "The 1838-C is the rarest Classic Gold quarter eagle with a mintmark, and tied with the underrated 1839. No gems are known to exist, the finest being a coin currently graded PCGS MS64."

    This Select Uncirculated 1838-C quarter eagle is tied for second on the Condition Census after that near-Gem. Every element of the design is razor-sharp, particularly the curls, stars, and feathers. Deep orange-gold color and partial satin mint luster grace minimally abraded surfaces that show little more than scattered hairlines. Census: 3 in 63, 0 finer (5/21).
    From The Utah Collection of Charlotte Gold Coinage.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 764792, Base PCGS# 7697)

    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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