Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 76,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $135.86 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS obverse 1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the 1843-O Small Date is the most common quarter eagle produced at the New Orleans Mint, its Large Date counterpart is an unsung rarity that is most often encountered in grades below the About Uncirculated level of preservation. Writing in 1992, Winter (New Orleans Mint Gold Coins: 1838-1909) stated: 'I have never personally seen a piece which graded higher than MS 60 and only a few which even graded this high.'

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1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 131
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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6/17/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3501 $2,875.00
7/4/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3095, 3095/Lot# 1887 $2,300.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1180 $713.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7294 $1,150.00
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121635 $2,385.90
9/25/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5063 $1,880.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1698 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43747451255359790819492585302832813616381742904935640011824180252781743413448904640447955
44948652556770012552161273231123392368339744505542382081389121289330154390545394469210
000000216127323112339236833974450554238208138912128933015439054539400
0000002373288031963504375041324720591110016159582455338214443974589900
1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57061565973988610341131122118552174256827943104342641366629699973847785820186349084
58562968578893510661161143219612305264328973211366249676752712775177923834587840
0000001161143219612305264328973211366249676752712775177923834500
0000001191164320672436271830003318389957986875725576518062848900
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