1856-C Liberty Head Quarter Eagle. MS-62 (NGC). Outstanding Mint State quality for this fabled rarity in the Charlotte Mint quarter eagle series. Vibrant yellow-gold surfaces show hints of peach patina in the protected areas. Somewhat soft at Libertys hair as is typical for this issue. Overall satiny in texture with scattered traces of as-made roughness near the borders. A formidable issue in this series, the 1856-C was produced to the extent of just 7,913 pieces. Elusive even in worn condition, Mint State survivors are of the utmost rarity and desirability. This piece surely ranks among the finest known examples as just two coins have been certified finer by NCG through MS-64. We expect strong competition for the present offering among advanced Southern gold enthusiasts.