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: $177.93 (11/20/2019)
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: 8/20/2019

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1847 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 1000 1350 2100 2700 2850 3000 3250 4000 5000 5700 7000 16500 22500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 262
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: 11/19/2019 1847 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---110143725346146781243------262
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Total---110143725346246781243------263
 ---0 %4 %5 %14 %10 %13 %24 %17 %3 %3 %5 %2 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1781 $7,475.00
5/7/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 139, 144/Lot# 1626 $6,325.00
11/6/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 1873 $19,550.00
4/10/2011 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/10/2011, 110/Lot# 6932 $1,936.00
6/22/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3089, 3089/Lot# 1922 $2,645.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4160 $2,587.50
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4787 $2,645.00
6/4/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9452 $1,063.38
9/9/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13335 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46264840506052875522640474928344912195731017810543108271168414126168432158800000
46974913513653655816676777768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000077768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062158800000
1847 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1583163417532009226825552179305731723303352540164512497063407168947500000
1600167418382095236425552472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002764313432593451385243474817588368928706947500000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6340
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4970
Owner: Deepc5
 
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