Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 2,364
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.54 (12/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 D $2.5 MS obverse 1857 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite a very low original mintage of only 2,364 coins, the 1857-D is among the more available Dahlonega quarter eagles in high grades. It is assumed that a hoard existed at one time as this date is more likely to be found in AU grades than it is in Very Fine. There are an estimated eight to ten fully Uncirculated pieces currently known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2014

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1857 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1025 1175 1450 1800 3250 3250 4100 4750 5600 8400 14750 16250 23500 38000 - - - - - - -
$ 3600 4500 5250 6250 9300 16000 17750 26500 42000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7878 $14,950.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2426 $18,400.00
7/31/2009 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2395 $2,990.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(2), 3015/Lot# 23673 $5,462.50
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7315 $7,475.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5300 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13801466155916541753246431263639423145655004526455636545748711513156572168530568317083288034083
1408149715901687199026843297383643424711509053635890685988291289417666246463094832098332810
000000329738364342471150905363589068598829128941766624646309483209800
0000003468403344534857517754636217717310171142751967527607313283248900
1857 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16001697185220792261319833073410441949315568593367377375846689109370984710343108561138811939
16321748192721392573323433413746458951435689620169497738861490639529100121051411033115710
0000003341374645895143568962016949773886149063952910012105141103300
0000003375408247605355581164697162810287629216968810177106851121000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6859
Owner: Thornton
 
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