Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,056
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.64 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 C $2.5 MS obverse 1858 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1858-C is the most common C-mint Quarter Eagle produced in the 1850s, and it is the most easily obtainable C-mint Quarter Eagle of any decade after the 1839-C, 1843-C Large Date, 1847-C, and 1848-C. This is not to say that the '58-C is common in an absolute sense, as the Charlotte Mint recorded an original delivery of just 9,056 pieces. Winter reports a Mint State population of only 6-8 coins.

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1858 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1050 1300 1600 2650 2650 3750 3950 4500 5500 7900 9400 13000 23500 - - - - - - -
$ 3050 4050 4300 4900 6000 8750 10500 15000 28000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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6/20/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2384, 2384/Lot# 2085 $3,360.00
11/1/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 191, 197/Lot# 5909 $4,945.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 62   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1367 $8,050.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2635 $17,250.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1209 $5,750.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4877 $4,370.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1212 $18,975.00
8/18/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116665 $2,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12581340142615151609196924642860349038344278453949355563770411183156192219632072332543446735713
1285136814551546172921342596307036043982436546715144627688631266117811254883246633658348820
000000259630703604398243654671514462768863126611781125488324663365800
0000002728328037194130445248035353699010023141402000328780328603406200
1858 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base13331418150716001697207225852994364740024460472951375783798411552160902280732875340783531336581
1361144715381632182222432721321137654154454948655352651691731306418329261633327634489357350
000000272132113765415445494865535265169173130641832926163332763448900
0000002857342938834307463950015567725010362145772056829519336773490100
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