1847-D $2.50 PCGS AU58 CAC

If I were going to choose a date to employ as a Dahlonega quarter eagle type coin for a set it might well be the 1847-D. This date is among the very best made quarter eagles from this mint and it is a date that can be found with good color as well. The present example has a remarkable "hammered" strike with as much detail as you'd expect to see on a Philadelphia quarter eagle of this era. It shows medium even green-gold color with slight contrast on the relief details. There is no real wear noted, just a bit of friction. I just sold an NGC AU58+ example of this date for $5,000 and the only difference between that example and this is that the NGC coin had more intense color. CAC has approved nine 1847-D quarter eagles in this grade with none finer. The PCGS and NGC population figures for this date are both way inflated in AU58 and higher grades by resubmissions.