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Lot 1944

1858-C. PCGS graded AU-58. Lovely golden-orange colors. Only 9,056 minted of which merely 225 examples are estimated to have survived. As years go on and such high-grade coins as this AU58 1858-C quarter eagle become less plentiful, as certain pieces meet varying fates through loss, handling, etc., we feel certain these will be rarer than the population figures suggest today. All of this noted, on an absolute basis the 1858-C at this level is a significantly scarce issue, a numismatic treasure, another find for the specialist.

Date logotype very deeply punched into the die, slightly closer to the dentils than to the neck truncation, and somewhat to the left.

Reverse with upper right of C mintmark embedded in arrow feather. Some die striations on the reverse indicate that this was probably an early impression, a thought amplified by a lack of clash marks (which tend to be common on branch mint coins of this era). Pop 9; 28 finer: 2 in 60, 7 in 61, 14 in 62, 5 in 63 (PCGS # 7787) .
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.

Realized $4,370

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