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Lot 1937

1849-C. NGC graded AU-58. A nice untoned example. Only 10,220 struck. The 1849-C is one of the scarcer dates of the late 1840s quarter eagles from this mint. There were slightly over ten thousand pieces struck, of which 125-150 are believed to exist today. Only a few dozen pieces are known in AU, and just four or five properly graded Uncirculated pieces are believed extant, the highest graded of which is MS62. The current NGC population might be inflated somewhat by resubmissions.

This piece shows typical Charlotte Mint detail for the year, with some weakness on the forehead curls; the reverse is sharp overall, with minor weakness on the legs and claws. The surfaces are lustrous and show several light ticks and a few faint hairlines (not from cleaning). Both sides are light golden in color with everything pleasing for the grade. An example with better eye appeal than usually seen on this underrated date. Pop 18; 8 finer, 3 in 60, 4 in 61, 1 in 65 (PCGS # 7753) .
Estimated Value $5,500 - 6,000.

Realized $6,095

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