Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 2,988
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS obverse 1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Based on die shipments, it has been estimated that the mintage for the Small Date, Crosslet 4 is 2,988 pieces. There is no certainty of that, and the mintage can only be an educated guess. The 1843-C, Small Date is clearly the rarer of the two for the year and is indeed the rarest Charlotte Mint quarter eagle. The 1843-C Small Date Liberty Head quarter eagle is unique, with a characteristic die bulge that makes it instantly recognizable. All known examples are also seen with a die break running from the tip of the bust to the rim. Most coins of this variety are also seen with a sharp wire rim on the obverse. The 1843-C, Small Date is rare in any grade, and only six or seven coins would qualify as Mint State. The finest graded by NGC has been a single example that sold at auction in January 2003 for $23,000.

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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS
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Base $ 925 1400 2200 3475 7000 8325 9100 11000 13500 23000 29000 35000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, 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: 8/4/2020 1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS
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Base--1-335481015231--------55
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Total--1-335481015231--------55
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS PL
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Base15891697194124862885423945604823533357546644803884949160108670000000
16251778212326193336434646484993547360517109819087169729108670000000
00000046484993547360517109819087169729108670000000
000000473551635614634775738342893810298108670000000
1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15581634184322682847401643964744499255156248780880588727105150000000
15831704198524613237414345124827516657596768789182819323105150000000
00000045124827516657596768789182819323105150000000
00000046284909534160047288797585049919105150000000
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 7808
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4992
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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