1839 $2.50 NGC EF40

The 1839 is, by far, the scarcest Classic Head quarter eagle from Philadelphia. In terms of its overall rarity, it is actually harder to find than the 1839-C, 1839-D or 1839-O yet it is priced at a fraction of these Southern branch mint issues. This evenly worn example is a bit lightly struck but is reasonably original with some orange-gold splashes seen on the obverse and reverse. A tremendously undervalued coin and an issue that I find hard to believe is still available in nice EF grades for less than $2,000.