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: $219.26 (12/2/2020)
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
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 265
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: 12/1/2020 1847 C $2.5 MS
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Base---110153825346246781243------265
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46264840506052875522640474928344912195731017810543108271168414126168432158800000
46974913513653655816676777768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000077768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062158800000
1847 C $2.5 MS
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Base1583163417532009226825552179305731723303352540164512497063407168947500000
1600167418382095236425552472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002764313432593451385243474817588368928706947500000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6340
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 4970
Owner: ASK123
 
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