Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 21,100
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.50 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 O $2.5 MS obverse 1856 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1856-O is by far the scarcest New Orleans quarter eagle from the 1850s and it is among the rarest issues from this mint in high grades. There are probably no more than four to six unequivocally Mint State pieces known and we are not aware of a piece that approaches the Choice level.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1856 O $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/7/2000 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1268, 1268/Lot# 2003 $844.00
4/11/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21043, 21043/Lot# 3407 $10,000.00
5/30/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2182 $2,645.00
2/14/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 2374 $2,990.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4566 $2,875.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9260 $2,012.50
1/13/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131304/Lot# 21375 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 O $2.5 MS
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Base401434471510551123918752335307334573939421749356473743114708229063604857271590826093662832
41244648452378014512028258132013617403144565447679298561744027286431225787459700615680
000000202825813201361740314456544767929856174402728643122578745970000
0000002181282733293778412446955960711112282201733166750196584786031800
1856 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base551595642717113814831794205633693955464650295334565059796322668070527440784382618697
565610667857125315861881249335644185477351305439575960936441680471817574798284060
0000001881249335644185477351305439575960936441680471817574798200
0000001968293137594415490152325544586962076560692873107708812100
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 3073
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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