Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,123
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.93 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 D $2.5 MS obverse 1855 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1855-D quarter eagle is the second rarest coin ever produced at the Dahlonega mint, narrowly trailing the 1856-D. A strong case can be made for calling the 1855-D the rarer of the two in high grades as a higher percentage of 1856-D's are seen in AU50 to MS60 grades. Approximately 45-55 of the 1855-D quarter eagles are known with around 10-12 in About Uncirculated and one or two in Uncirculated.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1855 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1200 1450 2950 4850 7750 7750 14250 17000 23000 30000 50000 55000 - - - - - - - - -
$ 8750 16500 20000 25500 33000 55000 60000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
2/12/1999 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6179 $26,450.00
4/6/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1512 $54,625.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4400 $43,700.00
1/7/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4011 $44,850.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1518 $17,250.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4271 $17,250.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11660 $22,425.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base227223972529266528074141574768207608805886529007916095881051516245213082847838773401324152542954
23132441257427123251467661047082775882568770905893029897124251793223698319093922640596420010
0000006104708277588256877090589302989712425179322369831909392264059600
00000064627345790884548888910994451020614335196202608835341396794106000
1855 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base238525162652279429414319597370777886834789579322947899181086716731219012921339696410784249643950
242825612699284334004870634173468039855090789374962410234128211845424338327074015641550429800
00000063417346803985509078937496241023412821184542433832707401564155000
00000067097616819387539200942697711055014776201772677536201406174202300
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