Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 10,281
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.92 (11/14/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 C $2.5 MS obverse 1841 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Most 1841-C Liberty Head quarter eagles seen are decently struck, except for the centers of the obverse. The date is scarce in any grade. There have been far fewer of the date sold at auction than the 1840-C quarter eagles. Just a few are offered for sale each year. An unusual number of coins have been graded About Uncirculated. This is probably explained by resubmissions, as the number of coins seen would not support such a high number. The finest the authors have seen was the John Jay Pittman coin, which was sold raw but subsequently, graded NGC MS 62. The coin was purchased by Pittman in 1956 for $52.50 and sold in 1998 for $41,250.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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1841 C $2.5 MS
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Base $ 825 900 1350 2000 3450 4100 5250 6250 11000 14000 20000 35000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1841 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---178127122826114--------107
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Total---178127122827114--------108
 ---1 %6 %7 %11 %6 %11 %26 %25 %1 %1 %4 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/25/1998 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1027, 1027/Lot# 2056 $1,055.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3676 $23,575.00
3/26/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 7267 $3,910.00
9/22/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5194 $6,038.65
3/24/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 105024 $4,752.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1176 $12,925.00
12/13/2018 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1282/Lot# 3695 $1,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 C $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1526158916392124236829103238398447935233578365457198833887681382319408277100000
15471606180122052549301934874254494054166037676375788481104531568522175277100000
00000034874254494054166037676375788481104531568522175277100000
00000037354523508656006291698079588625121381754624943277100000
1841 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145015311609202923852860317234673675398448766400701479608485892918866269550000
1477155717492148254329643270353637784281538466057329813586331224121562269550000
0000003270353637784281538466057329813586331224121562269550000
0000003369360638814579589268097645831087811555424259269550000
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 6400
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3984
Owner: Deepc5
 
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