Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,178
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $145.00 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 D $2.5 MS obverse 1853 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1853-D is the eighth rarest of twenty Dahlonega quarter eagles. In high grades it is the ninth rarest. There were only 3,178 pieces struck, of which an estimated 85-95 coins are known today. Of these, around twenty grade AU while there are five or six known in Uncirculated.

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1853 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/6/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1171, 1171/Lot# 1676 $2,004.50
1/3/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4793 $6,900.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3701 $15,525.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 1837 $18,975.00
1/1/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12602 $4,406.25
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6901 $1,527.50
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3914 $13,512.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $2.5 MS
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Base16281726182919362048280734864016468650605547583662487543884913380182912546136067373553867740033
16601760186419732301303336624239481052225643597366797978103591501720681289963649637795391290
0000003662423948105222564359736679797810359150172068128996364963779500
0000003839446249355384573961107111841311869166542307132531369253823600
1853 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base1663176318681977236230993472379648665411608764737322772181358565901294769958104571097511511
1696179819042105260732233580415250475636621567567455785982788714916696361012410629111530
000000358041525047563662156756745578598278871491669636101241062900
000000368845095229586163447039758879978421886393219797102901080200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 7543
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5547
Owner: Lafitte Coin Company
 
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