1836 Script 8 $2.50 PCGS MS61 CAC

Head of 1835. Most Classic Head quarter eagles in MS61 are clearly not new and are not good values in comparison to nice AU58's. But this example, which is fresh and choice, is not only free of wear, it has great color and really choice surfaces. The obverse and reverse display rich orange-gold and greenish hues and this coloration is exactly "right" for the date. The strike is slightly above average with less weakness at the centers than usual and the surfaces show just a few minor scuffs in the fields as expected on this type. This frosty piece is as nice as most Classic Head quarter eagles that I see in MS62 holders. I remain amazed that a 175 year old American gold coin in Uncirculated can still be purchased for around $4,000. A great type coin for the collector who appreciates lovely "old gold" but who can't afford the five figure price tag of the earlier types of this denomination.