Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,532
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.61 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 D $2.5 MS obverse 1840 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1840-D is tied for the third rarest Dahlonega quarter eagle and it is the rarest issue in high grades. There are only one or two pieces known in Uncirculated as well as five to eight properly graded AU coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1840 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1250 1500 2500 3300 7250 7250 11500 13500 19500 25000 33500 40500 92500 - - - - - - - -
$ 7900 12500 14500 21500 27500 36000 44000 97500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1476 $8,912.50
6/14/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9238 $3,277.50
7/7/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4573 $5,318.75
10/13/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4639 $1,610.00
4/18/2013 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 1809 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 3024/Lot# 23345 $2,585.00
2/27/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4079 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base208222002323245125854290531660896713707775657859815392341411819060262093669037994393334070642114
212122412365249531534632557362976834723976637957851310862157652144329702371243844039790411750
00000055736297683472397663795785131086215765214432970237124384403979000
00000058316505695574027761805588731249017412238263319637559388864024800
1840 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112585111486560077222785981539234143731986127934399681111
11186225851116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681110
000000116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681100
000000132435626681776468055887312660180312524335956399681100
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Grade: AU 55+
Points: 7239
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
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