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Obverse of 1841-C Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1841-C Quarter Eagle

1841-C $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7721


Circulation strikes: 10,281
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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. sale of the John Jay Pittman collection

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Quality Sales Corporation's sale of January 1975, Lot 111 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 136, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

AU-50.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2088, sold for $2,760.00

Fine to Very Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1465, sold for $322.00

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.


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