Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 84,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.70 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O $2.5 MS obverse 1850 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-O quarter eagle is rare and very underrated in higher grades. There are probably no more than 7 to 9 known in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1850 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 380 575 575 1125 1300 1650 2800 4200 4500 7400 19500 - - - - - - -
$ 640 1250 1500 1850 3250 4600 5000 8000 22500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 320
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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10/16/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0885, 885/Lot# 1910 $337.60
5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2417 $4,255.00
3/23/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 351, 357/Lot# 1337 $575.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(2), 3015/Lot# 23638 $23,000.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4413 $1,265.00
11/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10601 $329.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4854 $911.80
2/9/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170726 $320.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4014344715105519331591204825462821317633863564411156569904149612289535457367293803539374
41244648452367811521743221426372939324634453746462670721158917605270823588137164384810
000000174322142637293932463445374646267072115891760527082358813716400
000000189523802729305733163504392851418488132752025031269363053759900
1850 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462968087412061563185226503047353838174483631763176674704674337836825586909141
55459964674498413251659211827823210363140395094631764366798717575677975840088400
0000001659211827823210363140395094631764366798717575677975840000
0000001755238429143374372442615705631765556922730477018115854500
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 467
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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