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Lot 1137

1839-C. PCGS graded AU-50. This is one of the most popular of the Classic head quarter eagle gold coins, first off they were only struck from 1834 through 1839. All were coined at the Philadelphia Mint prior to 1838, then as 1838 began a new branch mint started limited production of these quarter eagles located in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1839 two more branch mints began quarter eagle production, one in Dahlonega, Georgia, and the other in New Orleans. For the first few years of operation, branch mints placed their mintmarks just above the date on the obverse, which makes quite a bold statement. By 1840 the branch mint mintmarks were striken from the obverse dies and moved to the reverse die below the eagle. Hence, collectors have always sought out these obverse mintmark coins as they are quite dramatic in appearance, and all are low mintage issues. Lovely golden toning on both sides. Only 18,140 struck. Pop 27; 79 finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 7699) Estimate Value $5,500 - 6,000

Realized $6,900

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