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: $154.26 (10/23/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1846 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17750


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5/5/1997 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0942, 942/Lot# 1899 $1,266.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1183 $2,530.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4706 $2,903.75
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4470 $4,112.50
12/13/2012 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20086/Lot# 1125 $2,574.00
8/5/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8459 $1,292.50
2/26/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4120 $3,055.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10186 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 $2.5 MS D Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1459154916451744184722332913343139984319474049905367587972768727128021724323657330453425335493
1489158116781778197524593085362041054459482351155537634477591008514282193812678633447346660
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000000325838094212459949065241570868108243114431576221519299153385000
1846 $2.5 MS D
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1450150515581843219728342948319434063583398452645610682083388776124041674723029322403342634644
146815231653196124092872303032653465371744115379601373268484998513852188412609932635338320
00000030303265346537174411537960137326848499851385218841260993263500
000000311233353524385048375495641778328630111951529920935291703303100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 2948
Owner: SHS-USA
 
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