SOLD – $2.50 – 1839-C PCGS AU55 CAC

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SOLD – $2.50 – 1839-C PCGS AU55 CAC


Serial Number 769..55/26772764

PCGS Lookup Number 7699

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Variety-3. Perfect date; no berry on reverse.

Production of quarter eagles at the Charlotte mint began in 1838. The Classic Head design was produced in Charlotte for just two years and 18,140 pieces were struck in 1839. The 1839-C is more common than the 1838-C but it is actually harder to find in higher grades, especially with original color and surfaces. Properly graded AU55 to AU58 coins are very scarce.

This is among the few really nice AU55 examples of this date that I have seen and it makes strong claims to the AU58 level. It is extremely lustrtous and well detailed with nice rose-gold color on the obverse; the reverse is an even green-gold. The surfaces are very clean except for a small dig to the right of the mintmark.

Value levels for this coin are skewed by the presence of many very overgraded coins in holders, especially AU55′s and AU58′s. Properly graded PCGS AU55 coins are rare and none have been offered since Goldberg 2/10: 2068 which realized $8,050. Before this, the last to sell at auction was back in September 2008.

Mintmarked Classic Head gold is currently very popular and this coin should prove very appealing to the fussy collector who wants an 1839-C quarter eagle with real character; not to mention a coin that is properly graded!

This is the only 1839-C quarter eagle graded AU55 by PCGS to be approved by CAC with none finer (!)