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    1848 CAL. Quarter Eagle, AU Sharpness
    Historic U.S. Mint-Made Counterstamp

    1848 $2 1/2 CAL. -- Repaired -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. The CAL. quarter eagles struck at Philadelphia in 1848 are considered by many to be the first commemorative coins struck by the U.S. Mint. Secretary of War W.L. Marcy suggested to Mint Director Robert Patterson that the first gold mined in California -- 230 ounces sent to Washington D.C. in December 1848 -- be struck into coins with a special mark to celebrate the discovery of gold in the West at John Sutter's mill. 1,389 pieces were struck, and after coinage, the Mint added the CAL. counterstamp in the reverse field. The placement of the stamp varies from coin to coin. This piece is well-detailed and satiny, with olive-gold patina.

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