1847-C $2.50 NGC AU55

The 1847-C is by far the most available quarter eagle from this mint but it is not an easy coin to find with natural color and surfaces. This example has lovely deep natural green-gold color on both the obverse and reverse and it is extremely well struck with full details at the centers and borders. There is dirt encrusted in the recesses and the appearance of this coin strongly suggests that it has never been cleaned or dipped. With really low end EF examples of this date selling in the $1,750-2,000 range, it seems to me that paying less than $3,000 for a really choice AU is absurdly good value. A perfect piece for the type collector who wants a single nice quarter eagle from the Charlotte mint.