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: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
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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Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1844 C $2.5 MS
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Base $ 950 1050 1350 2875 3875 5025 5425 6025 8825 14250 18750 21500 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 123
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: 8/4/2020 1844 C $2.5 MS
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Base--121572211122516156--------123
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Total--121572211122516156--------123
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base17531857196620792489314035624048477152245803632468307898991810416000000
178818932004221627063281372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
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1844 C $2.5 MS
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Base16091658175320092302321635543783398442614912570263627317941510074000000
16251690183821072607332936303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
00000036303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
00000037073917416946955439614269998716985410074000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6362
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4261
Owner: ASK123
 
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