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: $245.40 (8/10/2020)
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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Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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1847 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
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: 8/4/2020 1847 D $2.5 MS
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Base-1-11052215183245175112-----166
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Total-1-11052215183347176112-----170
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NGC Registry

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