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1843-C $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7728, 7729

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 26,064
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, NC) below the eagle on the reverse

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Recent appearances: 
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1241, "Large Date, Plain 4", illustrated, sold for $24,150.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 140, "Large Date, Plain 4, Repunched Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $12,075.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of October 1968, Lot 738

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7161, "Small Date", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-60.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 437, "Crosslet 4", illustrated, not sold

AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7061, "Large Date", illustrated, not sold

AU-50 Light scratches. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5965, "Large date", plated, sold for $2,070.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

AU-50 Obverse Repaired.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5966, "Small Date", plated, sold for $3,220.00  Ex - 1998 ANA Sale (Heritage, 8/98), lot 5606; 1999 Santa Clara Sale (Heritage 11/99), lot 5392 

EF-40 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5964, "Large date", plated, sold for $920.00

Notes:
The finest "Large Date" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "Small Date" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-61'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