Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,469
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $147.14 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 C $2.5 MS obverse 1860 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The incipient hostilities of the Civil War, beginning the following year with the shelling of Fort Sumter, would make the 1860-C coinage the last quarter eagles struck at the Charlotte Mint. Its mintage, while small, was typical for the end of the era, at 7,469 pieces. Even though a few more examples were likely saved, the average survivor grades only AU or so, and there are few true Mint State examples known.

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1860 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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10/30/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 2440 $18,480.00
1/3/2006 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4817 $4,025.00
7/8/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7666 $6,900.00
10/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4710 $5,750.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6133 $3,737.50
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1214 $3,335.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4185 $3,593.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 C $2.5 MS
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Base12581340142615151609210632323984492354176040640065026820796013254184352609437563388904025241649
1285136814551546177424813482429750875624616064346608720097241498120988299173800539344407170
000000348242975087562461606434660872009724149812098829917380053934400
0000003733461052525832628064686714758011489167082354133740384473979800
1860 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base1314139814861578200930993273343545575115580061906925768380968524897094329912104101092611460
1342142715161721237231573327380947435343593064357177782082388672912495921007810582111040
000000332738094743534359306435717778208238867291249592100781058200
000000338141834929557160606680743079588381882192789752102441075400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4923
Owner: JTO
 
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