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: $157.12 (9/26/2017)
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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1847 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/27/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0914, 914/Lot# 1790 $870.38
5/7/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 139, 144/Lot# 1626 $6,325.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1186 $1,207.50
12/5/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4885 $2,115.00
6/2/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20465 $3,760.00
7/20/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 210544 $3,723.62
8/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4307 $2,820.00
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
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1583163417532009226825552179305731723303352540164512497063407168947500000
1600167418382095236425552472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002472309532163377368941814665542766167937947500000
0000002764313432593451385243474817588368928706947500000
1847 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46264840506052875522640474928344912195731017810543108271168414126168432158800000
46974913513653655816676777768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000077768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062158800000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6340
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3377
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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