Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,372,748
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $148.99 (10/23/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 $2.5 MS obverse 1851 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For the first time since its inception in 1796, Quarter Eagle production at the Philadelphia mint amounted to more than 1 million coins in 1851. Needless to say, the 1851 is one of the most easily obtainable issues in the early Liberty Quarter Eagle series, but only in circulated and lower BU grades. At the Gem level, this is considered rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1851 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 370 375 380 400 435 565 725 850 1375 2350 7250 14000 - - - -
$ 400 415 420 435 480 600 775 925 1600 2600 8500 15500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 821
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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11/10/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8739


Auction Prices Realized

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6/6/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Bullet Auction #377, 377/Lot# 1825 $546.25
3/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 972 $414.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3212 $4,830.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1506 $2,645.00
9/22/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction Session(6)", 1144/Lot# 11170 $230.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10607 $329.00
5/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 106606 $361.90
5/13/2013 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3430, 3430/Lot# 2629 $400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34237240443947753957962065367470572578310881186233538174690676999261477615443
35238241545149755259263166068471174488411201569282941085383782111542149980
0000005926316606847117448841120156928294108538378211154200
0000006066426676947187639861153195233234399607688731315900
1851 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561568083189491092511311252141615151537200125015062536656836013635867177090
54658863673085289991599311711306144915221691216733545163547157936128647768410
00000091599311711306144915221691216733545163547157936128647700
000000920106212111361148215291846233442085264557759036243659700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 783
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 725
Owner: Castanet Coin
 
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