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Obverse of 1840-C Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1840-C Quarter Eagle

1840-C $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7718


Circulation strikes: 12,822
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte, North Carolina) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7158, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 133, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of September 1973, Lot 1032

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8841, plated, sold for $5,175.00  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

NGC AU-55.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 644, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 432, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2145, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1198, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 645, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-63's.

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