Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 12,148
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.05 (8/28/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 D $2.5 MS obverse 1850 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-D is the most available Dahlonega quarter eagle from the 1850s. There are 125-150 pieces known, including three to four dozen in AU. In Uncirculated, this date is extremely rare.

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1850 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 750 800 1100 1450 2350 2350 3550 3900 5400 7400 13750 16500 34500 55000 - - - - - - -
$ 2550 3900 4400 5800 8100 15250 18000 37500 60000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 134
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/9/2005 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2116, 2116/Lot# 2160 $1,736.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 963 $6,698.75
8/8/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 2853 $5,750.00
12/8/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4412 $1,150.00
1/3/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6119 $1,725.00
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6895 $5,875.00
6/27/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2461 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13801466155916541753212429603564432247315256556362487431884914237201712906242545440004549147019
14081497159016871876240231613816445849065358579166427903106451621523134335564303044497460000
0000003161381644584906535857916642790310645162152313433556430304449700
0000003362406945945081546060197036837612441181932609838050435154499400
1850 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14591549164517441847223330993722450549275467578364887704916014678207412980843533450134652948083
14891581167817781975252133063983464551075572601868938189109991669923763343834402645518470470
0000003306398346455107557260186893818910999166992376334383440264551800
0000003514424447865287567762537298867412838187202678538958445194602300
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