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: $155.72 (10/19/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1840 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 42
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2342 $9,775.00
1/7/2009 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5173 $6,934.50
7/7/2011 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4574 $8,050.00
2/3/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4547 $1,645.00
8/13/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10179 $21,150.00
10/3/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1240/Lot# 3269 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 $2.5 MS D Prooflike
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Base11112585111486560077222785981539234143731986127934399681111
11186225851116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681110
000000116225245641274347957851310947162022255231945399681100
000000132435626681776468055887312660180312524335956399681100
1840 $2.5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1865194921612754319446305104536758796886765185809197118631411819060262093669037994393334070642114
1893202023592901367347885192553862157141796187861008612615157652144329703371253844039791411750
000000519255386215714179618786100861261515765214432970337125384403979100
000000527957086550739682708991109741336617413238263319637559388874024800
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