Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 4,808
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.98 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 C $2.5 MS obverse 1846 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: A fire in July of 1844 closed the Charlotte Mint until 1846. Production was limited, and therefore, the 1846-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is rare in all grades. The mintage of 4,808 coins is one of the lowest for the series. One or two high grade coins are known; otherwise most are well worn. On average, just a few examples are offered for sale in any given year. The most interesting striking characteristic for the 1846-C quarter eagle is the die rust that is so clearly evident on the obverse. This can be seen even on well-worn coins. Coins from clashed dies are also not uncommon. Some may be seen with matte-like surfaces, probably the result of saltwater submersion.

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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1846 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1846 C $2.5 MS
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Base----57671220812211------72
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Total----57671221812211------73
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base172518471941223326803317368345155276569763246973721079849740108391136700000
1766187820382382289234393960476954165906654070527468856910106110151136700000
0000003960476954165906654070527468856910106110151136700000
0000004238502255576115675771317726915510473111911136700000
1846 C $2.5 MS
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Base165817531843210623853260355441574552510460076581682074319234102851100600000
169017831931219926773358375542894736540561986661702480329584105251100600000
000000375542894736540561986661702480329584105251100600000
000000395644204920570663906740722786339935107661100600000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 10285
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
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