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    1843-C Quarter Eagle, MS62
    Small Date, Crosslet 4
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1843-C $2 1/2 Small Date, Crosslet 4 MS62 NGC. Variety 1. The Small Date holds sway as one of the rarest of all Charlotte quarter eagles, both in absolute terms and in collector demand. An estimated mintage of only 2,988 pieces accounts for the issue's rarity -- from which just 75 to 100 pieces are known in all grades. A diagnostic die break from the point of Liberty's bust to the rim, plus an obvious central die bulge are characteristics of the Crosslet 4 variety in its late die state.

    This example has the rich green-gold color often seen for the issue. The strike is typical for the issue, with slight softening at Liberty's face curls, and weakness at the eagle's neck, leg, and horizontal shield lines. The stars and peripheral elements are sharp. Minor marks and light abrasions are grade-consistent. Pleasing mint luster glows throughout both sides. PCGS reports one other MS62 example, and none finer. The present coin is the sole-finest certified at NGC (11/19).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 7HLG, PCGS# 7729)

    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
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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