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: $156.24 (11/24/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1844 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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4/2/1993 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 490 $715.00
12/20/2004 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #22 , 26/Lot# 310 $718.75
8/30/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2915, 2915/Lot# 2083 $4,945.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4778 $3,749.00
2/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1693 $1,955.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 116914 $6,380.00
10/31/2014 PCGS Genuine F   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22376 $705.00
7/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4387 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $2.5 MS C Prooflike
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Base17531857196620792489314035624048477152245803632468307898991810416000000
178818932004221627063281372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
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1844 $2.5 MS C
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Base16091658175320092302321635543783398442614912570263627317941510074000000
16251690183821072607332936303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
00000036303850407644785175592266808016963510074000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6362
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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