Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,784
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.53 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 $2.5 MS obverse 1844 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Simply put, this is a rare issue. When offered at all, the 1844 (6,784 pieces produced) is apt to grade no finer than XF. Writing in 1975, David Akers stated that he had never seen a Mint State 1844 Quarter Eagle. He did, however, note that the Bell and Roach sales of 1944 both included an Uncirculated example. The advent of third party grading has brought countless numismatic rarities out of hiding where they could be included in today's population reports.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1844 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 310 335 385 625 1250 1250 2400 2950 3800 5300 8300 11500 18750 - - - - - - - -
$ 1380 2650 3250 4150 5750 9000 12500 20300 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/21/2002 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 7499 $9,775.00
7/17/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2066, 2066/Lot# 1702 $4,290.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4554 $6,037.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9200 $4,370.00
4/26/2012 NGC AU 55   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 April 25-May 1 World & Ancient Coins CICF Signature Auction- Chicago Session(2), 3019/Lot# 23649 $57,500.00
10/18/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5548 $1,116.25
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6431 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base613661711764820139322682860331935833932414145655158654511230164182437036690379943933340706
629677728782101116842465301334073699400142824762562081061295919068284763712438440397900
000000246530133407369940014282476256208106129591906828476371243844000
000000266231663495381540714423496060829668146882171932583375593888600
1844 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base657707758815874147223812994347037424103431947565367679411600169082502537576389034026541662
673724777834107317752585315235603862417544644959584283961336919613292083801839357407300
000000258531523560386241754464495958428396133691961329208380183935700
000000278933113651398242474610516363189998151382231933392384603981100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4565
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3583
Owner: Shep
 
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