1848-C $2.50 NGC EF40

Variety 2, later die state with swelling beginning to form at the centers. The aforementioned die swelling, caused by dies that had bulged, gives the central obverse a slightly concave appearance while the reverse is weak on the eagle's head and neck. This coin is totally original with lovely deep russet and green-gold color and there is a good amount of dirt in the protected areas of the obverse and reverse. From the standpoint of actual wear, this piece is probably a full 45 but it has been net graded by NGC due to the weakness of strike on the reverse. I think this is one of the neater varieties of all the Charlotte quarter eagles and it is a great companion piece to a normal strike 1848-C.