1850-D $2.50 PCGS AU55 CAC

Due to the rarity of the issues from the middle part of this deacde, the 1850-D quarter eagle tends to be overlooked. However, it is a fairly hard coin to find in any grade with around 200 or so known from an original mintage of just 12,148. This nice, lustrous example is very solid for the grade with a good deal of luster present on both sides. The strike is typical for the date with a little bit of weakness seen at the centers but the borders are uncommonly sharp. The last PCGS AU55 example of the 1850-D to sell at auction was Bowers and Merena 6/07: 2534 which brought $4,198; since then, the last seven trades have all been for NGC coins.

CAC has approved three in this grade with five better.