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    Rare Mint State 1840-C Two and a Half

    1840-C $2 1/2 MS61 NGC. Variety 1-A. The first Liberty Head two and a half emission from the Charlotte Mint, which began production of gold coinage only two years earlier. Although the NGC Census Report and PCGS Population Report show an aggregate total of 20 1840-C quarter eagles in Uncirculated condition as of (3/08), Garrett-Guth (2006) suggest that "about a dozen Mint State coins are known," with resubmissions being responsible for the artificially high numbers at the grading services. This is a sharply struck coin that has bright, semireflective fields. The only surface blemishes worthy of note on this lightly abraded coin are a planchet flake out of Liberty's jawline, a mark below the eagle's beak, and a copper alloy stain to the left of the eagle's left (facing) wing.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GB, PCGS# 7718)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
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