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    1844-C Quarter Eagle, MS61
    Lustrous, Above-Average Example

    1844-C $2 1/2 MS61 PCGS. Variety 1. This challenging issue is one of the most difficult quarter eagles from the Charlotte Mint to acquire in Mint State. Most examples are long gone, victims of a small mintage of 11,622 pieces or lost to years of circulation in the South prior to the Civil War. Indifferent production at the Charlotte Mint often causes even technically Uncirculated examples difficulty passing muster at the grading services.

    The strike on the stars and eagle is typically weak on the present coin, but luckily the luster is extensive, bright, and somewhat prooflike. Honey-gold color laced with traces of lavender and light green delivers a consistent patina throughout both sides. A couple of pinpoint ticks show on the cheek, but these are appropriate for the grade, especially since the remainder of the surfaces are splendidly clean. This is really a nice, above-average coin for the issue and the grade designation. Population: 3 in 61, 3 finer (10/14).
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 10316; Dallas Signature (Heritage, 11/2005), lot 2369; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), 3417.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25GU, PCGS# 7735)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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