Elrod/Dingler Pedigree. The 1852-C is the seventh rarest of twenty quarter eagles struck at this mint. But this is misleading as it is an extremely rare coin in Uncirculated. To the best of my knowledge there are just two or three known in Uncirculated. The finest is the Bass coin (ex Bowers and Merena 10/99: 453) which is graded MS63 by PCGS and which sold for $26,450 well over a decade ago. The present example is the second best and it is clearly the best available. It is semi-prooflike and exceptionally well struck for the issue with far better detail than usual for the issue. Even more remarkable is this coin's rich natural yellow-gold and greenish color and the lack of marks on the surfaces. I have owned this coin twice before and when I sold it to Paul Dingler back in the late 1990's, it was in a PCGS MS62 holder. It was later cracked out in an attempt to upgrade it to an MS63 at NGC and it has valid claims to this level given its quality. This coin was originally owned by Stanley Elrod who owned the best set of Charlotte gold coins ever assembled. If you collect Charlotte quarter eagles or if you just want to own a great coin to salt away for a few years give this wonderful piece some serious consideration as it is an important and impressive example.