1840-C Quarter Eagle, MS63
    Among the Finest Certified

    1840-C $2 1/2 MS63 NGC. Variety 1. As with many of the higher-grade examples of this issue, the present coin is extremely well-struck. Interestingly, the 1840-C tends to be the best-struck of the four mints that made quarter eagles in this year. Even more interesting, by 1842 the strike of quarter eagles had diminished significantly. The green-gold surfaces on this specific example are slightly reflective, and there is intermixed satiny luster around the devices. The fields are virtually free of marks, and this is certainly an impressive example that would fit into even the finest set of Charlotte quarter eagles.
    As with many first-year-of-type coins, the 1840-C quarter eagle was saved in small quantities and, as a result, there are a decent number of Uncirculated pieces known. None grade higher than MS63, and the population of coins in this grade at both PCGS and NGC is slightly inflated by resubmissions. It is likely that just two or three separate MS63 coins are known, and this is the only one currently available to advanced collectors.
    Ex: Ashland City Collection/FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 4652, where it realized $18,975; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 3405, for $18,400; Summer FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2009), lot 1301, where it brought $21,850; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1827, where it was hammered down for $20,700.
    From The Cherokee County Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GB, PCGS# 7718)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    View all of [The Cherokee County Collection ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    3rd-8th Tuesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 645

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2017 December 7 - 8 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We were so pleased with the whole process of consigning and selling through Heritage.
    Mike Beckstead,
    Rotonda West, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $21,518,811
    2017 August 3 ANA World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 3 ANA World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $7,126,786
    2017 August 3 ANA Currency Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 3 ANA Currency Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $1,838,111