1843-O Large Date $2.50 PCGS AU58 CAC

Large Date variety. This is probably the single nicest circulated example of this scarce issue that I have seen. It displays superb deep green-gold color on both sides with the reverse a bit less intense in hue than the obverse. There is just a tiny amount of rub seen on the high spots but it is likely that this coin never saw any actual circulation. The 1843-O Large Date is probably the second rarest quarter eagle from this mint in higher grades and it is very rare in Uncirculated with around ten to twelve known. I like this coin a lot more than the nice PCGS AU58 that sold for $5,175 as Heritage 3/11: 4629. If you are a fan of really attractive New Orleans gold coins and you don't want to spend the $8,000-10,000+ that it will cost to find a PCGS MS61 1843-O Large Date quarter eagle, this is the right piece for your collection!