Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 76,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS obverse 1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1843-O, Large Date, Plain 4, Liberty Head quarter eagle is much scarcer than the Small Date variety, with fewer coins being offered at auction in all grades. Nearly every specimen seen of this date has a rough area of die rust on the neck of Liberty. Although many are weakly struck, a few examples remain that are relatively sharp. The Large Date variety is easily recognizable because the first digit of the date is much farther left and touches the point of the bust. The finest example offered in recent years was an MS 63 coin, which sold in 2007 for $15,525

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1843 O LARGE DATE $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 133
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17747


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1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1180 $713.00
3/18/2013 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3422, 3422/Lot# 2877 $360.00
3/9/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 177845 $4,675.00
8/8/2014 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4306 $998.75
9/7/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215453 $600.00
10/31/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4345 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 O $2.5 MS LARGE DATE Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57061565973988610341131122118552174256827943104342641366629699973847785820186349084
58562968578893510661161143219612305264328973211366249676752712775177923834587840
0000001161143219612305264328973211366249676752712775177923834500
0000001191164320672436271830003318389957986875725576518062848900
1843 O $2.5 MS LARGE DATE
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86597410051206127116582029236825252997374745524731650978088293180252781743413448904640447955
90198410721228140017822142242026823247401546125324694279701153721289330164390545395469210
000000214224202682324740154612532469427970115372128933016439054539500
000000225524732840349742844671591673758131147812455338214443984589900
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