Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 33,580
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.53 (3/30/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 O $2.5 MS obverse 1840 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1840-O quarter eagle is usually seen in Very Fine and Extremely Fine grades. It becomes scarce in the lower About Uncirculated grades and is rare in AU 55 and above. There are probably fewer than ten Uncirculated examples known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/23/2015

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1840 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 310 335 400 625 1225 1225 2100 2450 3450 5000 9400 10250 18500 28500 44000 - - - - - -
$ 1450 - 2675 3750 5500 - 11250 20500 31500 47500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/15/1998 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1058, 1058/Lot# 2116 $337.60
3/20/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 993 $920.00
2/3/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4327 $2,070.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1167 $575.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4139 $3,852.50
4/10/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 3032/Lot# 26040 $705.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3910 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45349253257562013332068258534533894444247565049565669518247151822233033332504485209753786
46650554659085715782240287436004076454648535251608773831055817564259973903750997526600
000000224028743600407645464853525160877383105581756425997390375099700
000000241231633747425946514951545365197815128701994729664447425154700
1840 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48752757061566314102174271036074063462949525254587972108541156442294434158515685324554961
50054158563191216642352300937594251473650525462632276531090818077266823996152127538170
000000235230093759425147365052546263227653109081807726682399615212700
000000253133083911444048445153567067668097132762051030420457645268600
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3894
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
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