Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 62,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $146.54 (10/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O $2.5 MS obverse 1846 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 62,000 pieces for the 1846-O quarter eagle belies its true scarcity. Only 100-110 pieces are believed known today in all grades. High grade examples are difficult to locate, but there are several notable high grade pieces that were obviously set aside at the time of production.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1846 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 325 335 400 575 575 1100 1250 1850 2850 5500 7000 9200 20500 30000 - - - - - -
$ 675 1200 1350 2050 3100 6000 7750 11250 22500 33500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0820, 820/Lot# 830 $232.10
11/11/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23113, 23113/Lot# 13716 $2,817.50
4/3/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 1038 $1,380.00
5/1/2006 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2006 May (CSNS) Online Session #405, 405/Lot# 8837 $345.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4556 $10,637.50
9/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5854 $1,725.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148129 $247.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O $2.5 MS
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Base5055465886356848561716226828543172357938174141504961697317134391991229927455834711448682
5185606036517411142190024632960330736583925444354226551935715596232503514546093476360
00000019002463296033073658392544435422655193571559623250351454609300
000000208426583066344337374033474657956934113981775426588403644660300
1846 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base57562066769587411811433164927213212379641234515535571298377881792739747102391074811277
5906356767549761265150520062884340639054253479559467545852389699431991110408109240
00000015052006288434063905425347955946754585238969943199111040800
000000157723633048360140144384507565377961867091219589100751057800
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3817
Owner: Northwest Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1716
Owner: ddr70
 
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