Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 15,784
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.09 (11/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 D $2.5 MS obverse 1847 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1847-D Liberty Head quarter eagle has a mintage that includes slightly fewer coins than the preceding years from the Dahlonega Mint. The date seems more common, however, and it is probably the date most likely to be included in a type set requiring an example from this popular Southern mint. Most examples are well struck for the issue, and the date shows evidence of repunching at the base of the numerals. Although About Uncirculated coins of the date and mint can be found with moderate effort, Mint State coins are quite scarce. Two coins have reached the coveted gem MS 65 level. One example is from the fabulous Duke’s Creek Collection. The Dukes Creek example last sold at auction for $74,750 in 2006.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1847 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 162
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing G series, VG series, 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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/5/2019 1847 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1-11052215172945175112-----162
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Total-1-11052215173047176112-----166
 -1 %-1 %6 %3 %13 %9 %10 %18 %28 %1 %4 %4 %1 %1 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2356 $4,887.50
4/21/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 1205 $8,050.00
11/1/2009 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2765, 2765/Lot# 2856 $3,335.00
6/17/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3507 $2,645.00
5/8/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131120/Lot# 22897 $2,750.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1187 $1,495.00
10/18/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5557 $1,997.50
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30249 $1,997.50
5/18/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193681 $1,223.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 D $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base164416971799205523452814307333863930423946465040542262407704981212775149140000
1662173118842152250129003177356740334375477751675695672884071080013488149140000
0000003177356740334375477751675695672884071080013488149140000
0000003282374941364510490952955967721691091178714201149140000
1847 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base155816091707195322332685293631833281340639354841521260077431948512378144680000
1575164217892046238427693018321633233582423749655477648281161044913075144680000
0000003018321633233582423749655477648281161044913075144680000
0000003101324833643759453950885742695688001141413771144680000
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