The 1838-C Quarter Eagle (Buy on eBay) was the first branch mint issue for the denomination and represents the lowest mintage issue for the series. A total of 7,880 coins were produced at the newly opened Charlotte Mint, and only an estimated 150 examples survive across all grades.
All coins for this issue were produced from a single pair of dies, which features a double impressed “C” mint mark, located on the obverse. Most of the examples will be encountered in circulated grades and may come with various problems such as cleaning or damage. Fully original examples with a nice strike and in high grade can be difficult to find. Mint state examples of this issue are extremely rare, with fewer than ten pieces known to exist.