Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 13,674
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $219.34 (7/31/2021)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 D $2.5 MS obverse 1839 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Being the first quarter eagle from the Dahlonega Mint makes this issue extremely popular. Also, this is the only example of the Classic Head type from this desirable Southern mint. Although not as rare as the elusive 1838-C quarter eagle, the 1839-D issue is still a difficult date to locate. Most examples survive in circulated condition, but nice About Uncirculated examples can be found with a little luck and money. Uncirculated examples were once considered extreme rarities, but modern population reports indicate that at least a dozen Mint State examples are known, including two MS 64 example graded by NGC. One of these sold for $63,250 in April 2006. The last digit of the date on the 1839-D quarter eagle has been re-cut and appears to be an overdate, but this is incorrect. In fact, many references in the past refer to the issue as 1839/8. This should not be confused as a separate variety for the year.

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Last Updated: 1/22/2020

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1839 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/27/2021 1839 D $2.5 MS
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Base-212167231422251926322------146
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 D $2.5 MS PL
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1839 D $2.5 MS
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 5022
Owner: (none)
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 4783
Owner: HalfCentsAndMore
 
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