Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,784
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.32 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 $2.5 MS obverse 1844 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Simply put, this is a rare issue. When offered at all, the 1844 (6,784 pieces produced) is apt to grade no finer than XF. Writing in 1975, David Akers stated that he had never seen a Mint State 1844 Quarter Eagle. He did, however, note that the Bell and Roach sales of 1944 both included an Uncirculated example. The advent of third party grading has brought countless numismatic rarities out of hiding where they could be included in today's population reports.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1844 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing 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: 12/10/2019 1844 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1129712175122--------59
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Total---1129712175122--------59
 ---2 %2 %3 %15 %12 %20 %29 %8 %2 %3 %3 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/15/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1494, 1494/Lot# 1725 $685.75
3/15/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 1694 $7,762.50
5/25/2008 NGC MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4554 $6,037.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9200 $4,370.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 9952 $488.75
3/21/2013 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4111 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base657707758815874147223812994347037424103431947565367679411600169082502537576389034026541662
673724777834107317752585315235603862417544644959584283961336919613292083801839357407300
000000258531523560386241754464495958428396133691961329208380183935700
000000278933113651398242474610516363189998151382231933392384603981100
1844 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820925100512061421192823852727303335063852479359226820719811230164182437036690379943933340706
85595210721278159020802499282931913621416651696221694685421295919069284773712538440397910
000000249928293191362141665169622169468542129591906928477371253844000
000000261329313348373744795546652170729886146892171932583375593888700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5922
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3506
Owner: Shep
 
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