Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 124,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.54 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 O $2.5 MS obverse 1847 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1847-O is the second most available New Orleans quarter eagle from the 1840s in Mint State. There are approximately 15-18 pieces known in Uncirculated grades.

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1847 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 380 565 565 1050 1300 1750 3100 4400 5850 9000 18750 27500 - - - - - -
$ 625 1150 1450 1950 3650 4800 6400 11000 21000 30000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 311
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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1/12/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6870


Auction Prices Realized

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5/20/1996 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0842, 842/Lot# 1889 $189.90
9/6/2004 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1523 $661.25
1/3/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 5411 $3,220.00
10/30/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 296, 302/Lot# 6518 $767.05
4/27/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6319 $1,725.00
5/25/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 193951 $386.22
7/11/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6922 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4184534925325759581494188622852510280729853365466960077077128111920929195449294644447996
4294665055467021136162420192360260928663111379951156363898814943225373443945434469610
00000016242019236026092866311137995115636389881494322537344394543400
000000175521522435270829253238423455616720108991707625866396844593900
1847 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563607655680884109213011483249229553508381741144716633673907791820886419091955810043
57762366374895311611361181926463139361139164314525666877523793083528791924697190
0000001361181926463139361139164314525666877523793083528791924600
0000001422215528003323371440154515579670387657806984968941940200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3365
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2807
Owner: ddr70
 
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