Most of the 1844-D quarter eagles that exist in higher grade are not well struck and the present example, despite being produced from clashed and slightly rusted dies, is very sharply impressed with nearly full centers. The color on this piece is excellent with rich yellow gold color in a concentric ring around lighter centers. A small reeding mark on Liberty's chin, from contact with another coin, is all that keeps this piece from a higher grade. There are an estimated dozen or so 1844-D quarter eagles in Uncirculated and I have never seen one better than MS63. Since 1999, five auction appearances for PCGS MS62 examples of this issue have occured and the prices realized have ranged from a low of $10,350 to a high of $17,250. The coin offered here, which is housed in an older pre-barcode holder, is the only 1844-D quarter eagle in MS62 that has been approved by CAC and none finer have received this coveted seal of approval. An important coin for the advanced Dahlonega specialist.