Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,226
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 C $2.5 MS obverse 1847 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: With the highest mintage of any Charlotte Mint quarter eagle, it is not surprising that the date is also one of the most available in the series. When assembling a type set of Southern branch-mint gold coins, the 1847-C Liberty Head quarter eagle will probably represent the Charlotte quarter eagle. Although the issue is generally available, most of the coins seen are represented by well-worn examples. The date is usually well struck, with the exception of the eagle’s right leg. Harry W. Bass Jr. must have had a special interest in this issue, as he possessed five examples. The Smithsonian has four 1847-C quarter eagles. The finest graded by NGC has been MS 64, one of which sold at auction in January 2012 for $17,365.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1847 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 249
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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11/4/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17751


Auction Prices Realized

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11/5/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1302 $2,645.00
1/9/2008 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3848 $1,840.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4827 $2,620.85
6/22/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3089, 3089/Lot# 1922 $2,645.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1185 $1,437.50
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105708 $1,551.00
8/8/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4308 $1,527.50
6/8/2017 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4734 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 $2.5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46264840506052875522640474928344912195731017810543108271168414126168432158800000
46974913513653655816676777768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
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00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062158800000
1847 $2.5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1583163417532009226825552179305731723303352540164512497063407168947500000
1600167418382095236425552472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002764313432593451385243474817588368928706947500000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6340
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3377
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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