1837 $2.50 NGC AU58 CAC

The 1837 is the second scarcest Classic Head quarter eagle from the Philadelphia mint after the 1839. It is dozens of time scarcer than the 1834 and 1835 yet it sells for a relatively small premium. This lightly worn, well-struck example is one of the few original 1837 quarter eagles that I can recall having seen in some time. It shows deep orange-gold hues that are contrasted by reddish bands at the borders. There are no marks of note and just a small amount of friction on the high spots of the obverse. It has been quite a while since I've handled a circulated 1837 quarter eagle with as much eye appeal as this piece.