Of the three primary denominations struck at the Dahlonega mint, the quarter eagle is probably the most difficult to locate in choice, original Extremely Fine. Despite how hard it is to find such coins, these pieces are not out of reach for most collectors and I think they are amongst the best values in the rare date gold arena. This pleasing, original EF 1845-D quarter eagle has nice medium to deep green-gold color and plenty of residual dirt in the crevesses of the obverse and reverse. There is some weakness at the central obverse due to strike and a few old nicks and marks on the obverse that are well-hidden by the natural toning. A perefect Dahlonega quarter eagle for the first time buyer who is ready to take the plunge.