Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 17,332
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.83 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1844 D $2.5 MS obverse 1844 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1844-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is one of the more readily available dates from the Dahlonega Mint. Circulated examples can be acquired with moderate diligence. The date is most often seen poorly struck in the central portions of the obverse. This can make the issue more difficult to grade. Some pieces are found surprisingly well struck, and should command a premium when offered. About two dozen coins have been graded at the Mint State level by NGC. This information is probably a bit misleading, as the higher numbers on the population reports are the result of the resubmissions. The finest example known for the date is probably the fantastic Duke’s Creek coin, which was graded a few years ago at the MS 63 level. The coin from the famous Pittman collection also graded NGC MS 63 and sold at auction in April 2014 for $17,000.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1844 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 975 1050 1350 2150 3000 3600 3800 4000 5300 7500 9000 13000 22000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - 4500 5850 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 164
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

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, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1844 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--12492112223735-975-------164
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------1--11-----------3
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Total--12492212223836-975-------167
 --1 %1 %2 %5 %13 %7 %13 %23 %22 %-5 %4 %3 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/25/2007 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2454, 2454/Lot# 2198 $2,632.00
9/22/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5197 $3,450.00
5/30/2012 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4153 $2,242.50
2/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4121 $3,290.00
12/8/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 720 $4,500.00
1/26/2014 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1699 $2,467.50
1/26/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1700 $1,645.00
7/6/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 204759 $2,530.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base1697177418762138268034123317349636013781408950405582628278189936000000
1723180819632319292434123377353136613884440652215815679485249936000000
0000003377353136613884440652215815679485249936000000
0000003436356637213986472354016049730692309936000000
1844 D $2.5 MS
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Base1609168317812033255530923172334534473620391948415367604875439606000000
1634171618652207273431193230337935053720422650165594654682319606000000
0000003230337935053720422650165594654682319606000000
0000003287341335623819453451925821704589189606000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4226
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3919
Owner: Shep
 
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