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: $143.38 (5/27/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/23/2015

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1847 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 380 565 1050 1300 1750 3100 5850 9000 18750 27500 - - - - - -
$ 625 - 1450 1950 3650 6400 11000 21000 30000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 316
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
2/2/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 330, 336/Lot# 1277 $1,478.90
7/31/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2365 $4,312.50
5/30/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210062, 210062/Lot# 22252 $1,150.00
9/12/2011 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3136, 3136/Lot# 1802 $400.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7299 $207.00
5/25/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 193951 $386.22


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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