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Lot 1367

1858-C $2.50 Liberty. NGC graded MS-62. Well struck and untoned. We note some minor planchet roughness around the eagle as made. This was probably caused by debris on the die when struck. A few scattered hairlines and marks appear on both sides; nonetheless, plenty of frosty mint luster remains to justify this lofty grade. Only 9,056 minted. Given the low mintage, one might assume this is a very rare issue, but the 1858-C is the most often seen C-mint quarter eagle produced in the 1850s. That by no means says it is common in Mint condition, far from it. The high level of preservation should encourage a lot of bids, as Winter reports a Mint State population of only 6-8 coins and the current census is only slightly higher: Pop 13; 2 finer in 63 (PCGS # 7787) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $8,050

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