The 1848-C half eagle is reasonably available in lower grades but it becomes scarce in properly graded AU and it is very rare in Uncirculated. This is a date that is not often seen with original color and surfaces. This particular example has attractive deep green-gold hues with some reddish overtones noted on the obverse. The strike is better than average for the issue while the surfaces are clean but for two small digs near stars eleven and twelve. With really low quality EF examples of Charlotte half eagles selling for $2,000-2,250 this nice AU50 seems like a great value at less than $3,000.