Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 4,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.61 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1845 O $2.5 MS obverse 1845 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 4,000 examples were struck. Since the entire mintage was not delivered until January 22, 1846 no record of the 1845-O quarter eagle is found in the 1845 New Orleans Mint Director's Annual Report. Approximately 55-65 pieces are known with many of these grading Fine to Very Fine. In choice Extremely Fine, the '45-O becomes a rare issue and there are fewer than ten known in About Uncirculated. The 1845-O is easily the rarest New Orleans quarter eagle and it is one of the dozen rarest Liberty Head quarter eagles.

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


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1845 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 650 750 1100 1700 3400 3400 7500 8250 10000 13000 21000 30000 40000 55000 - - - - - - -
$ 4000 8250 9000 11000 14000 23500 34000 44000 65000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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8/13/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7836 $57,500.00
4/19/2000 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1298, 1298/Lot# 2034 $3,587.00
7/27/2005 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7341 $2,990.00
3/31/2011 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6243 $1,265.00
2/2/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4636 $29,900.00
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 230 $1,850.00
9/1/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 134794 $12,100.01


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11491226130613901477230237384643515054475846608965457431884914617205952951642994429944446045963
11741252133414191752278040394812524955805927624168407903107711660923568340084299443482449610
0000004039481252495580592762416840790310771166092356834008429944348200
0000004341498153485713600863937135837612694186022654238501429944397100
1845 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12181298138214691561241739034836535856646075632467947704916015067211743027143990439904548147009
12441326141114991846291242145010546058016158648070978189111291710224206348444399044487459900
0000004214501054605801615864807097818911129171022420634844439904448700
0000004525518455625938624166377400867413098191382723839417439904498400
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5846
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 4643
Owner: blake-rock
 
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