Two dates in the Dahlonega quarter eagle series are well-known for having great color: the 1847-D and the 1849-D. I have owned about seven or eight of the former with really neat deep rich original hues and this example is the most recent addition to this illustrious list. The obverse and reverse show a blend of rich russet, green and bluish-gold hues with the obverse a bit more intense in shade than the reverse. The underlying surfaces are clean and frosty and this piece has no real wear, just the slightest amount of friction seen on the high spots. If you like your D mint gold well struck, then you'll love this coin: it is absolutely hammered with totally full details seen on the hair and feathers. NGC tends to be pretty sparing with the "plus" sign, especially on AU58 coins, and it was clear that they liked this piece as much as I do.