Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 874
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $146.92 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1856 D $2.5 MS obverse 1856 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1856-D quarter eagle is the rarest coin ever produced at the Dahlonega mint. With a mintage of just 874 pieces, it is the only coin from this mint with an original mintage figure of less than 1,000. There are an estimated 40-45 survivors known, including seven to nine in About Uncirculated.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1856 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1600 2900 6250 7750 12500 12500 25000 31000 42500 52500 77500 87500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 13750 27000 34000 47500 57500 85000 95000 - - - - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4697 $40,250.00
1/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 January 2-3 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 3016/Lot# 23443 $5,175.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3246 $69,000.00
1/6/2013 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3021/Lot# 20129 $1,880.00
7/11/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3299 $9,400.00
4/6/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 183216 $25,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base318533463514368838685158682079608768923498541022610401110471217817783228092981039698410814249943952
32383402357237484298571272008229892394409978102841061611424140461945825142331064015941553429830
0000007200822989239440997810284106161142414046194582514233106401594155300
00000075808498907896471010210342108311180115914211332747636402406204202600
1856 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3331349836713851403753677077824790769554101901057110751114131257118302234333057040637420444348644965
338635553731391344805937746785239235976610317106311097111799144812001225812339254110642524439790
00000074678523923597661031710631109711179914481200122581233925411064252400
00000078578799939499781044410691111921218516391217222819137281415754300500
Registry Image Gallery

No Images Found

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer