Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 91,051
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.28 (12/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1845 $2.5 MS obverse 1845 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

One of the more available early Liberty quarter eagles in circulated grades, but a very elusive one in Select condition or better.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1845 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 310 330 350 370 425 485 550 585 700 1100 1700 2500 4750 8750 18500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6250 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1845 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-1-561718304967529161271-----264
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Total1-1-561718304967529161271-----264
 0 %-0 %-2 %2 %6 %7 %11 %19 %25 %2 %11 %6 %5 %3 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4751 $2,645.00
1/16/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #70, 75/Lot# 1180 $805.00
8/6/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2241, 2241/Lot# 2285 $672.00
6/17/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 47133 $522.50
9/9/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131238/Lot# 22418 $352.50
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7335 $1,410.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4459 $1,645.00
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1252/Lot# 4909 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1845 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base532575615680831925974102114021609187620332190282334824766675371297519792583488786
546588636730862941989114814711698192820852401304239105428687872597654806684940
000000989114814711698192820852401304239105428687872597654806600
0000001005127515401787198021372612326243386090700373897789820700
1845 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81183887490894198210361095115213031494206823682885381748766651992314698220862298323908
820850885919955100010561114120213671685216825403196417054687742115151716122385232910
0000001056111412021367168521682540319641705468774211515171612238500
0000001075113312531430187722682713350645236059883213106196232268400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4876
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3817
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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