Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 19,303
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1846 D $2.5 MS obverse 1846 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like the 1845-D Liberty Head quarter eagle, the 1846-D issue is usually found in grades ranging from Very Fine to About Uncirculated. Coins of this date cross the auction block with regularity. However, Mint State examples are very rare; only about a dozen or so have been certified as Uncirculated by NGC. The finest known is probably the NGC MS 63 Duke’s Creek Collection example. Harry W. Bass Jr. was fascinated with this date and is credited with the discovery of the D over D variety. When his collection was sold, it contained multiple 1846-D and the 1846-D/D examples. The repunched mintmark variety is the rarer of the two types and is very elusive in Mint State. The Smithsonian example has been listed as Mint State in several references, but is actually About Uncirculated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1846 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1846 D $2.5 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 D $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15311589164419412770336334083441399843194740536758037077858895541280200000
155016071743221729683378341936274105445949495512622875818910106371280200000
000000341936274105445949495512622875818910106371280200000
000000343038124212460051585658665280849232117191280200000
1846 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14501505155818432643321632603292339635253919515855826820829392341240400000
146815231653211028343231327133273439365643325299599573118607102911240400000
000000327133273439365643325299599573118607102911240400000
000000328133613482378847455441640778028920113471240400000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3919
Owner: Longstreet Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3260
Owner: SHS-USA
 
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