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Lot 1363

1854-C $2.50 Liberty. NGC graded MS-60. A nice deep impression with all details sharply defined except for the eagle's legs. An untoned example with plenty of luster still visible. We note some light scattered marks, none of which are worthy of mention. Only 7,295 struck. The various branch mint 1854 issues are all rarities, especially in high grades when it comes to the C and D mints. Virtually the entire issue circulated into much lower grades than seen here. We note the surfaces are a bright yellow gold color, and we see none of the haze or toning over the luster. The obverse die shows light clash marks from Liberty's nose and in front of her neck. An American classic, fare and seldom offered in Mint State grades. Pop 5; 13 finer with 5 in 61, 7 in 62, 1 in 63 (PCGS # 7770) .

Die note: All known 1854-C quarter eagles are from a single die pair with the date logotype set high, the peak of the 1 piercing the neck truncation. Some slight evidence of clashing is almost always seen in front of Liberty's nose and neck.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $7,475

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