1846-D $2.50 PCGS EF45

Without much fanfare, I've noted that the demand for nice EF40-AU55 collector quality Dahlonega quarter eagles has shot up dramatically in the last year. Price levels are going up (finally) as a result but these coins remain affordable with nice examples still being offered, from time to time, for less than $3,000. This piece is solid for the grade with good detail and nice medium yellow-gold color. Some dirt can be seen in the crevasses on the reverse. A few old scratches in the lower right obverse are not out of keeping with the assigned grade. As a date, the 1846-D sells for no premium over issues such as the 1844-D, 1845-D and 1847-D but I think it is harder to find with good eye appeal.