Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,859
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.85 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 $2.5 MS obverse 1840 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1840 Liberty Head quarter eagle boasts a mintage of just 18,859 pieces, small in comparison to most denominations, but nominal in the context of the series. The year saw the first use of Gobrecht's Liberty Head design, and the date is prized by type collectors today, but few examples were saved by the general public at the time of issue. Examples in Choice Mint State condition are very rare, as reflected by the population data.

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1840 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 300 325 335 490 1100 1100 2600 2800 3450 3900 6400 7500 10000 15500 39500 - - - - - -
$ 1300 2875 3000 3750 4300 7000 8000 11000 17000 42500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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9/6/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4359


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8/17/1996 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8156 $6,820.00
9/6/2004 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1507 $2,300.00
7/30/2007 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2401, 2401/Lot# 2370 $2,520.00
11/6/2007 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 1866 $920.00
3/21/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4106 $1,351.25
2/27/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5173 $1,175.00
5/4/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 189522 $882.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35138441545348913932197275431133324360937833885411150496248105561499821669318063298034186
3623944274657901661238228733183341936673817396044235448768412036172212504832197333820
00000023822873318334193667381739604423544876841203617221250483219700
00000025682993325335143725385140354736584891201351719445284273258800
1840 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base570615655692106617622292270531503404374239454414482460587008739477958212864590959562
585628667816129819382429285332343516380941014550523563747136752779348356879592500
0000002429285332343516380941014550523563747136752779348356879500
0000002567300133193629387742574687564666917265766180738500894500
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3324
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 2197
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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