Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 84,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.99 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 O $2.5 MS obverse 1850 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-O quarter eagle is rare and very underrated in higher grades. There are probably no more than 7 to 9 known in Mint State.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/23/2015

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1850 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 380 575 1125 1300 1650 2800 4500 7400 19500 - - - - - - -
$ 640 - 1500 1850 3250 5000 8000 22500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 327
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5178


Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7851 $4,600.00
9/15/2003 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1074 $920.00
5/31/2004 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2417 $4,255.00
7/26/2006 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2237, 2237/Lot# 2152 $1,288.00
1/12/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1137 $1,380.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5367 $1,645.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4854 $911.80
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170726 $320.10
3/27/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7337 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4014344715105519331591204825462821317633863564411156569904149612289535457367293803539374
41244648452367811521743221426372939324634453746462670721158917605270823588137164384810
000000174322142637293932463445374646267072115891760527082358813716400
000000189523802729305733163504392851418488132752025031269363053759900
1850 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462968087412061563185226503047353838174483631763176674704674337836825586909141
55459964674498413251659211827823210363140395094631764366798717575677975840088400
0000001659211827823210363140395094631764366798717575677975840000
0000001755238429143374372442615705631765556922730477018115854500
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 467
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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