Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 13,771
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $153.12 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 D $2.5 MS obverse 1848 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1848-D is one of the three most obtainable Dahlonega quarter eagles. There are close to 200 pieces known with perhaps fifty in the various About Uncirculated grades and another nine to eleven in Uncirculated.

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1848 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 800 850 1150 1550 2650 2650 3400 3850 4350 4800 9000 10400 13000 27500 - - - - - - -
$ 2900 3750 4100 4650 5500 10000 11400 15000 31000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 950 $6,325.00
6/27/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1072 $5,824.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6716 $6,900.00
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4782 $3,407.50
10/17/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5362 $4,025.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5364 $1,552.50
11/29/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4755 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13801466155916541753212428853447392542024571479349355367754310525143071980527905289713006831194
1408149715901687187623773072360640174325464548405079609285371178516139225052826029336304430
000000307236064017432546454840507960928537117851613922505282602933600
000000325937654109444847194887522368179531130461797225205286152970200
1848 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base14591549164517441847223330213601409643814761499051375582781810878147492036728629297163083231980
1489158116781778197524953214376641914507483750395285632788381216816621231212899130088312140
000000321437664191450748375039528563278838121681662123121289913008800
000000340739314286463449135088543370729858134581849425875293533046000
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