Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 36,209
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.28 (12/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 D $2.5 MS obverse 1843 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: With a mintage of 36,209 pieces of the 1843-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is the most generously produced quarter eagle from the Dahlonega Mint. All specimens of it are found with a small date. The reverse, however, is seen with a small mintmark (the more common issue) and a large mintmark. The mintage for the year saw extensive circulation, and well-worn coins are the ones most commonly seen. The date can be found with relative ease in grades through About Uncirculated. Many consider the date the most likely candidate for a type coin from the Dahlonega Mint. Mint State 1843-D quarter eagles are quite scarce however, with only 20 or so coins at that level. The MS 60 Smithsonian example is one of the finest we have seen.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1843 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1100 1250 1400 2250 2550 3000 3375 3975 5350 6250 9000 17000 32500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 278
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing 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: 12/10/2019 1843 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1151823422136614741531-------278
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Total-1151823422136624741631-------280
 -0 %0 %2 %6 %8 %15 %8 %13 %22 %17 %1 %6 %1 %0 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 765 $5,060.00
1/22/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2075 $3,105.00
8/12/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2731, 2731/Lot# 2560 $4,485.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1472 $55,200.00
1/5/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6707 $1,840.00
10/14/2012 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 74546 $1,017.50
2/4/2016 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4222 $1,880.00
3/3/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1233/Lot# 4402 $3,877.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base17491847194121382381284230213174332935913857481051376153746510959000000
17821878200722192535290230723226341636804175491954766590863010959000000
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00000031233277350437684492502858147028979410959000000
1843 D $2.5 MS
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Base16581753184320332268271328853033318334373694440350156169833810604000000
16901783190621112416277029343083326835233930460754006892909310604000000
00000029343083326835233930460754006892909310604000000
00000029843133335236084167481157847615984910604000000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3437
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
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