Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,643
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.85 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 D $2.5 MS obverse 1842 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the fifth rarest Dahlonega quarter eagle in terms of overall rarity but it is actually tied with the 1855-D for honors as the second rarest in higher grades. There are 75 to 85 pieces known, mostly in the Very Fine 25 to Extremely Fine 40 range. An estimated eight to ten AU coins exist with many at the lower range of this grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1842 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1150 1300 1550 2250 4700 4700 8650 9100 15000 23500 36000 41000 72000 - - - - - - - -
$ 5200 9500 10000 16500 26000 39000 44000 79000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 61
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/25/1996 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 0896, 896/Lot# 1817 $553.88
5/24/2009 NGC AU 50   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1195 $4,830.00
8/7/2010 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1466 $18,975.00
4/27/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6307 $5,980.00
7/21/2011 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 603, 610/Lot# 8489 $2,300.00
9/25/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6717 $4,993.75
11/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149213 $5,023.70
5/25/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131422/Lot# 22166 $1,498.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159516911793189920093057470657476560701476087960815388491022616686229653217845870474074898350597
16271725182819352358360650536018671172127725802483859308123791877926036367424638247932495210
0000005053601867117212772580248385930812379187792603636742463824793200
0000005400628968627410784280888617976714532208722910741306468944845700
1842 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base168217831889199921133198490159736808727678868247844591601057117182235923298246914484785008051720
17151818192520372474376552586251696474798006831386839630127741931826722376264743549012506260
0000005258625169647479800683138683963012774193182672237626474354901200
00000056156529712076828126837989211010014978214552985242270479564954600
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