Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 124,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.62 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 O $2.5 MS obverse 1847 O $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1847-O Liberty Head quarter eagle is one of the most poorly struck issues from the New Orleans Mint. Coins of the date are almost always very softly struck in the central portions of the obverse and reverse. The 1847-O quarter eagle is only moderately scarce in the lower grades on up to About Uncirculated. In Mint State, however, the date is very rare and only occasionally offered for sale. There are a few varieties known for the issue, the most notable being those with a sharply recut date. Harry W. Bass Jr. was greatly interested in the issue, as he possessed at least 10 coins. NGC has graded only a single 1847-O quarter eagle as MS 65 and that coin has not appeared at auction. The Smithsonian example is a modest About Uncirculated coin.

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Last Updated: 9/21/2020

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1847 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 435 435 525 575 650 925 1100 1200 2600 4100 5750 11000 18500 31000 - - - - - -
$ - - - 1350 3000 - - 11750 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 348
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1847 O $2.5 MS
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Base---3272658464566443177321-----348
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Total---3272658464567443178321-----350
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563607655680884109213011483249229553508381741144716633673907791820886419091955810043
577623663748953116113611819264631393611391643145256668775237930835287919246971910545
0000001361181926463139361139164314525666877523793083528791924600
0000001422215528003323371440154515579670387657806984968941940200
1847 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67478382088290010211477174417852319294835454064531666167704128111920929195449294644447996
71079584188894011731566175819632529314737184481574969799406149442253834440454344696150396
00000015661758196325293147371844815749697994061494422538344404543400
000000165517712141273833463891489961837341111091707625866396844593900
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4064
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 4064
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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