Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 148,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $137.20 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1851 O $2.5 MS obverse 1851 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®


Click on a coin to see VarietyPlus details.

Description & Analysis

The 1851-O quarter eagle is much rarer in high grades than its relatively large mintage figure of 148,000 pieces would suggest. It is unlikely that more than 10-12 examples are known in Mint State.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/4/2015

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1851 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 290 300 345 400 500 950 1150 1500 2950 5700 7250 14500 27500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 3200 - - - - - - - -

The World Coin Price Guide is independently compiled by Krause Publications’ NumisMaster. NGC makes this information available to its website visitors as a free service, but in no way does the information provided represent NGC’s official opinion or policy. For example, varieties listed in the World Coin Price Guide may not necessarily be recognized by NGC. Please contact NGC Customer Service with any questions.

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 438
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/4/1999 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 June Long Beach Sale #204, 204/Lot# 6488 $2,300.00
1/14/2002 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1528, 1528/Lot# 1731 $870.38
5/7/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 139, 144/Lot# 1627 $1,610.00
9/19/2010 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2770 $661.25
2/27/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131110/Lot# 22345 $345.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3350 $1,410.00
3/2/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 175592 $898.70
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4550 $522.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36039242946350255113751886244227403122334537474431546610832169372675142642440994559347124
3704044404765188251545207125412867319634793975477672541286720208320484312744597461030
000000154520712541286731963479397547767254128672020832048431274459700
000000171522562640299432703613420351219043149022347937345436134509500
1851 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base854916980104814832240477660896281640465816694739796361012310629111531169612258128401344214064
874937100211931735308552136153632264636618692881439798102911080311334118831245213040136490
0000005213615363226463661869288143979810291108031133411883124521304000
0000005651621763636522665671628889996010460109781151512070126461324100
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3747
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3122
Owner: Beau Newman
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer