Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 11,622
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.48 (11/18/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 C $2.5 MS obverse 1844 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The most notable aspect of this date is the extremely poor quality of manufacture. Every coin seen is weakly struck, making grading a difficult task. The feather details on the reverse are always weak and appear worn. The 1844-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is scarce in all grades and prohibitively rare in high grade. Just over a dozen coins have reached the Mint State level from NGC. The Harry W. Bass Jr. and Eliasberg coins are probably the finest survivors known. As with the 1843-C Large Date and all years thereafter, the mintmark is much larger than others.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1844 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 950 1050 1350 2400 3750 4500 4850 5250 7900 12000 14000 21500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 121
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
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: 11/12/2019 1844 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--121572210122416156--------121
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Total--121572210122416156--------121
 --1 %2 %12 %6 %18 %8 %10 %20 %13 %1 %4 %5 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/22/1997 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1008, 1008/Lot# 2018 $1,688.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 53   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 768 $5,635.00
4/2/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 2468 $7,015.00
7/31/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1221 $12,650.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 116914 $6,380.00
11/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1191/Lot# 4548 $4,406.25
10/31/2014 PCGS Genuine F   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22376 $705.00
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4457 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17531857196620792489314035624048477152245803632468307898991810416000000
178818932004221627063281372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
000000372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
000000388645305073561061506661754292451025010416000000
1844 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16091658175320092302321635543783398442614912570263627317941510074000000
16251690183821072607332936303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
00000036303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
00000037073917416946955439614269998716985410074000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6362
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4261
Owner: Deepc5
 
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