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: $156.92 (9/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1841 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/4/2001 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1423, 1423/Lot# 1771 $1,213.25
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2343 $7,800.00
7/16/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66074, 66074/Lot# 24506 $27,315.00
3/26/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 7267 $3,910.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4140 $4,465.00
11/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4742 $7,050.00
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5174 $940.00
4/20/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 187616 $1,769.90
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5176 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145015311609202923852860317234673675398448766400701479608485892918866269550000
1477155717492148254329643270353637784281538466057329813586331224121562269550000
0000003270353637784281538466057329813586331224121562269550000
0000003369360638814579589268097645831087811555424259269550000
1841 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1526158916392124236829103238398447935233578365457198833887681382319408277100000
15471606180122052549301934874254494054166037676375788481104531568522175277100000
00000034874254494054166037676375788481104531568522175277100000
00000037354523508656006291698079588625121381754624943277100000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4876
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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