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: $154.86 (10/21/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1844 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 975 1075 1375 1850 2600 3800 4000 4450 5600 8600 11000 14750 26000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8448 $2,070.00
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4671 $12,075.00
7/10/2006 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2230, 2230/Lot# 2158 $3,136.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1774 $7,763.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9246 $13,800.00
5/30/2012 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4153 $2,242.50
12/8/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 720 $4,500.00
7/6/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204759 $13.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $2.5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1459154916451744184722332885338636243771397741064617558272109936133871837325673266762770728768
1489158116781778197524503052346536733839402042764938612481181108615049208062600727019280600
000000305234653673383940204276493861248118110861504920806260072701900
000000321935443722390840634446526066679027122361671123239263412736300
1844 $2.5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609168317762029236828073138336534473620401648415367604875439606129761785225005259892700028041
1634171418602142251429173214339235053752429150165594654682311072914601202362533326326273470
000000321433923505375242915016559465468231107291460120236253332632600
000000328934203562388445665192582170458918118531622722621256612666300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4016
Owner: Shep
 
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