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1838-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1838-C Classic Head Quarter Eagle Reverse


1838-C 2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7697

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,880
Proofs: 0

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 17.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte, North Carolina) above the date

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

Significant examples:
The coin pictured above was sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2086 @ $6,900.00

AU-55, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5666, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7494, illustrated, not sold  From the Judge Thomas Butt Collection

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 429, "Breen-6147", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Varieties:

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service