1852-D $2.50 PCGS AU50 CAC

This low mintage issue (4,078 struck) is one of the harder Dahlonega quarter eagles to find with unmolested surfaces and deep original color. The present example, which is completely fresh-to-the-market is one of the very few 1852-D quarter eagles that I have seen that has absolutely never been cleaned or dipped. It is well struck and well made with lovely deep green-gold color and plenty of dirt in the recesses. I think this coin is clearly superior to most of the examples of this date that I have seen in AU55 holders and I doubt if there are more than a half dozen known (of this date) that show this degree of originality. Dahlonega quarter eagles of this quality are almost never offered for sale and this 1852-D is destined for a very high quality date set. This is the only 1852-D in AU50 approved by CAC with just one example (an NGC MS62) better.