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    Scarce High Grade 1856-C Quarter Eagle

    1856-C $2 1/2 AU55 NGC. Variety 17-J, the only known variety of the year. The 1856-C has the dubious distinction of being the poorest struck of all Charlotte quarter eagles. This coin is slightly above average, with noticeably weak definition on the peripheral stars and the top of Liberty's head. Shallow planchet flakes are seen on each side, some of which are diagnostic for the issue. Each side also shows numerous tiny abrasions; however, there is very little actual wear on this piece and as such it is just outside the Condition Census for the issue.(#7778) (NGC ID# 25J8, PCGS# 7778)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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