Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 33,580
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.62 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 O $2.5 MS obverse 1840 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1840-O quarter eagle is usually seen in Very Fine and Extremely Fine grades. It becomes scarce in the lower About Uncirculated grades and is rare in AU 55 and above. There are probably fewer than ten Uncirculated examples known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1840 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 310 335 400 625 1225 1225 2100 2450 3450 5000 9400 10250 18500 28500 44000 - - - - - -
$ 1450 2300 2675 3750 5500 10400 11250 20500 31500 47500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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4/16/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 3032/Lot# 26040


Auction Prices Realized

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10/28/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1915 $817.63
8/13/2005 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65083, 65083/Lot# 24495 $5,700.00
3/20/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 993 $920.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3675 $13,800.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4809 $4,312.50
1/5/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6703 $1,092.50
1/3/2012 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12612 $517.50
9/6/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4776 $1,410.00
4/24/2013 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9216 $317.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O $2.5 MS
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Base45349253257562013332068258534533894444247565049565669518247151822233033332504485209753786
46650554659085715782240287436004076454648535251608773831055817564259973903750997526600
000000224028743600407645464853525160877383105581756425997390375099700
000000241231633747425946514951545365197815128701994729664447425154700
1840 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48752757061566314102174271036074063462949525254587972108541156442294434158515685324554961
50054158563191216642352300937594251473650525462632276531090818077266823996152127538170
000000235230093759425147365052546263227653109081807726682399615212700
000000253133083911444048445153567067668097132762051030420457645268600
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