Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 18,140
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $153.14 (5/29/2017)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 C $2.5 MS obverse 1839 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1839-C quarter eagle has a low mintage and is quite scarce. This date enjoys intense demand from collectors assembling sets of gold coins from the Charlotte Mint and has always borne a substantial premium. Two obverse dies were used this year, one with a defective 9 (traditionally called an overdate) and one with a clearly repunched 9. Mint State examples are exceedingly rare, led by a single NGC MS 63 example. Many coins seen have rough surfaces and finding one with original surfaces can be quite challenging.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/9/2016

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1839 C $2.5 MS
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Base $ 600 825 1275 2475 4650 6500 9200 10750 19850 28000 33500 46000 67000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 213
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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8/14/2005 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2078, 2078/Lot# 2053 $1,736.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1189 $18,400.00
2/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4627 $3,737.50
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30228 $1,880.00
8/6/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 11052 $5,894.98
1/7/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6863 $7,402.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 C $2.5 MS
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122813581670221330583769404345505235597571197935863197471223917685254813731547561000
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0000004166481153996388743781148969101861385219905288364243847561000
1839 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 6800
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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