1840-C MS61 Quarter Eagle
1840-C $2 1/2 MS61 PCGS Secure. Variety 1. A solid coin for
the grade with light yellow-gold color that deepens to red from 1
to 3 o'clock on the obverse; some light toning on the reverse is
mostly seen on the eagle's feathers. Lustrous and lightly marked
with a few small abrasions that limit that grade but are not out of
keeping with the MS61 grade assigned by PCGS. There is a mark
between stars 4 and 5 and a small dig near the leaves opposite the
NIT in UNITED which serve as immediate identifiers. This desirable
coin is numismatically significant as the first of the long-lived
Liberty Head design from this mint.
Seldom Available in Uncirculated Grades
A total of 12,822 examples were struck, of which as many as 200-250 might exist today. The 1840-C is a little more available in higher grades than formerly believed but it remains rare in Mint State with fewer than 10 known. The finest that we are aware of is the PCGS MS63 that is ex: Elrod.
Ex: Quality Sales Corporation Auction (9/1973), lot 1032; Bass IV (Bowers and Merena, 11/2000), lot 133.
From The Cherokee County Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GB, PCGS# 7718)
Weight: 4.18 grams
Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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