Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,532
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.16 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 D $2.5 MS obverse 1840 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1840-D quarter eagle is one of the rarest dates from this mint, if not from the entire Liberty Head quarter eagle series. Nearly all examples are well worn. The strike on most coins of this date is very uneven. The reverse is usually much weaker than the obverse, making proper grading a tricky endeavor. Many, if not most, examples are also struck from shattered obverse and reverse dies. The die breaks radiate fully to the rims on both sides. The 1840-D quarter eagle is a major condition rarity. Just a few Mint State coins have been graded. About Uncirculated coins are also very rare. The finest known example, an NGC MS 62 coin, was part of the famed Duke’s Creek Collection. The coin last sold at auction in April 2006 for $74,750. The late, great Southern coin dealer, Jack Hancock considered this coin to be one of the highlights of the Duke's Creek collection and one of his all-time favorite coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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1840 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1400 1950 2500 4500 9250 11000 13750 18000 25000 36500 48500 90500 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 22000 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 41
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1840 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---13585484111--------41
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Total---13585494111--------42
 ---2%7%12%19%12%10%21%10%2%2%2%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 D $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112585111486560077222785981539234143731986127934399681111
11186225851116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681111
000000116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681100
000000132435626681776468055887312660180312524335956399681100
1840 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base186519532161275431944134512653475879674076518559988611776141180000000
1894202223592901350744655200552461667044795490011051612557141180000000
0000005200552461667044795490011051612557141180000000
0000005273570264537347825694441114613337141180000000
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 2674
Owner: Fiddlehead
 
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