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Obverse of 1848-C Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1848-C Quarter Eagle

1848-C $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7750


Circulation strikes: 16,788
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

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 650, illustrated, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS MS-60 (illustrated above).  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

PCGS AU-58.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2096 @ $4,600.00

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1204, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1466 @$6,612.50  Ex: American Numismatic Association Sale (Stack's August 1976, lot 2797)

VF-35.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5971, plated, sold for $718.75

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.


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

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service