Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 47,030
Catalog: KM-56
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $156.48 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1838 $2.5 MS obverse 1838 $2.5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1838 Classic Head quarter eagles are very hard to locate in Mint State preservation and nearly impossible when of Choice or Gem quality. The mintage of this issue was pegged at 47,030 coins, with nearly all immediately entering circulation. This entire mintage was accomplished with just a single die pairing, so far as we know, for there has never been a second die variety of this date discovered.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1838 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 340 375 400 650 900 900 1525 1650 1800 3000 3910 4380 7060 12750 19500 52000 79000 107500 - - -
$ 1000 1650 1800 2000 3200 4200 4700 7600 14000 22500 57500 86000 117500 -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 268
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 894 $13,800.00
6/5/2006 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 90, 95/Lot# 1111 $690.00
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1805 $8,740.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4802 $1,150.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2991, 2991/Lot# 1802 $1,955.00
3/17/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9312 $747.50
12/8/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9668 $747.50
10/18/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5532 $1,410.00
1/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6866 $2,585.00
1/13/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131304/Lot# 20599 $675.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111631811105114161707194520872281240125853080404853677077842813748197372879642659
11211691891117215131786199221512321246227503402448759377527102011574422756334170
0000001513178619922151232124622750340244875937752710201157442275600
0000001610186520392216236125232915372549276507797711974177402577600
1838 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
1111111111111111111110
0000001111111111111100
0000001111111111111100
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3080
Owner: HalfCentsAndMore
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 854
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer