Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 3,677
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $141.96 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 C $2.5 MS obverse 1855 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 3,677 pieces were struck, giving this the lowest mintage figure of any quarter eagle produced at the Charlotte Mint. The 1855-C remains one of the rarest dates in the series based on overall rarity, but it is slightly more available in higher grades than generally realized.

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1855 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1200 1675 2000 4200 4200 5900 6300 8300 12750 18500 20500 34000 49000 72500 125000 - - - - -
$ 4700 6500 7100 9250 14500 20500 23000 37000 54000 79000 135000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/22/2000 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1380, 1380/Lot# 1630 $3,692.50
5/28/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3705 $7,762.50
2/4/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2529 $8,510.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4693 $16,100.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4480 $5,581.25
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 2142 $11,162.50
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116891 $2,145.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5363 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1418150716001697179927273843461754745939653768867317815386019234114131737023001310334264644104
144715381632173121083099410149025629613866537029759583028812996013398192472567834904431320
00000041014902562961386653702975958302881299601339819247256783490400
000000435951885784633767697173787484519023106861538421124283553877500
1855 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18952005212022402445370837703831505556606401682072518400979710833113651191512485130751368514316
19312043216023082866372837904239525659076540696376348865101421101011548121051268113278138950
0000003790423952565907654069637634886510142110101154812105126811327800
0000003810464754586154668071078017933110487111871173112295128781348100
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