Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,164
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.36 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 D $2.5 MS obverse 1841 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As with most of the early quarter eagles struck in the 1840s, the 1841-D Liberty Head issue is usually found well worn. With a small mintage of just 4,164 coins, the issue saw extensive circulation in most cases. Although most known examples are circulated, a few Mint State coins have survived. The finest of these is the NGC MS 63 coin from the Duke’s Creek Collection, which last sold at auction in March 2010 for $48,875. Most issues of the period are very poorly made, yet this date is usually seen well struck. It is not uncommon for the date to be found with extensive die breaks on both the obverse and reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/19/2019

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1841 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1400 1600 1850 3500 6100 8400 9250 10500 14000 30000 33000 42500 62500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1841 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---7514449611-1-------53
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Total1---7514449611-1-------53
 2 %---13 %9 %26 %8 %8 %17 %11 %2 %2 %-2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 910 $9,775.00
2/24/2009 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29031, 29031/Lot# 23611 $6,900.00
3/24/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2060 $7,475.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1169 $3,680.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4267 $10,925.00
8/13/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10200 $23,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 D $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base204821322271248629003847447253005990638269018062854193611086715205000000
207621782343262432164055474855306121655572888222881498631231315205000000
000000474855306121655572888222881498631231315205000000
0000005024576062516728767583819088103651375915205000000
1841 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base195320332161236827813685434750215222558264887808824790461051514754000000
198020762230250630823906457250885342588469287954851395361192814754000000
000000457250885342588469287954851395361192814754000000
0000004796515554626186736881018780100251334114754000000
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