Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,078
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.72 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 D $2.5 MS obverse 1852 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 4,078 pieces were struck and the 1852-D is one of the half dozen rarest Dahlonega quarter eagles. There are 75-85 pieces known with 15-18 in About Uncirculated and five or six in Uncirculated. Beginning with this issue, the quality of strike for Dahlonega quarter eagles worsens appreciably.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1852 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 850 950 1250 1650 4000 4000 7000 8250 9000 10150 19500 23500 35000 - - - - - - - -
$ 4300 7750 9000 10500 11750 22500 25000 38000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 56
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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9/28/2006 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2266, 2266/Lot# 1133 $6,048.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4124 $2,585.00
11/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 131379 $3,025.00
1/26/2014 NGC AU 55   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1704 $6,756.25
3/20/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30260 $1,292.50
3/21/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10550 $1,527.50
5/25/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131422/Lot# 22168 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13981487157916761776249535734319485751695585583662487077884913563187562640237804391374050541908
14271517161117092015285438214498496153075668597365247667104201529421304302023824839593409720
0000003821449849615307566859736524766710420152942130430202382483959300
0000004070467750655446575261106800825811991170252385334003386924004900
1852 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base14661559165417531911333238224234528658316512690371388014843988819341981710311108231135411904
1497159016871805238434953959458454676058664269817430815585869034949999811048111000115370
000000395945845467605866426981743081558586903494999981104811100000
0000004096493556496285677270597722829787339187965810146106521117700
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