1844-C $2.50 PCGS VF25 CAC

While "only" a VF25, this piece is so clean and evenly worn that it has the eye appeal of coins that I have seen graded ten or even fifteen points higher. I think PCGS was hard on this coin due to the fact that it mistook a typical strike for the date with wear. This coin is totally original with great color and plenty of dirt clinging to the recesses. While the 1844-C gets little or no date premium in this grade, it is many times scarcer than an 1847-C (the most common Charlote quarter eagle) or the 1858-C. This coin has not been sent to CAC in its current holder but I believe it would be approved if this is done.

From the RYK Collection.