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Obverse of 1849-C Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1849-C Quarter Eagle

1849-C $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7753


Circulation strikes: 10,220
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) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8853, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2097, "The field, rather than being frosted, consists of fine die polish lines..." at $17,250.00

"Choice Brilliant Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:880, $7,590.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2098 at $7,360.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2152 at $1,610.00

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