Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 2,244
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $140.84 (7/6/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 D $2.5 MS obverse 1859 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This popular final year of issue Dahlonega quarter eagle has an original mintage of only 2,244 coins. There are an estimated 120-140 pieces known, with most of these in the XF40 to AU53 grade range. The 1859-D is very rare in Uncirculated with an estimated five or six pieces known.

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Last Updated: 6/5/2015

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1859 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 87
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/17/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0807, 807/Lot# 813 $3,903.50
11/17/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Bullet Sale #335, 335/Lot# 1880 $6,900.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1812 $22,138.00
2/14/2007 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4334 $6,900.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4343 $17,250.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4815 $4,600.00
3/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6183 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15951691179318992009267133963952476352015762608965457960991815117211613013743638451204663948196
16271725182819352229291235814222490953885871624170168612116511713124153346374413245626471580
0000003581422249095388587162417016861211651171312415334637441324562600
0000003766449250555575598063937488926513384191462714539137446264613200
1859 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base168217831889199921132799354941234960541159886324679482471025515578217513090444645461524769749280
17151818192520372341304937404402511056036100648072788916120291763524802354844514746667482240
0000003740440251105603610064807278891612029176352480235484451474666700
0000003931468152605795621266377762958513803196932785340064456494718200
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