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: $156.21 (9/21/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1847 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 300 335 345 420 1040 1085 1775 2875 4250 5750 10750 18500 27500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 325
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2004 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1523 $661.25
4/30/2006 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2197, 2197/Lot# 2164 $1,736.00
10/30/2008 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 296, 302/Lot# 6518 $767.05
12/2/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8705 $603.75
12/30/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131302/Lot# 26292 $763.75
2/9/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131407/Lot# 22803 $1,175.00
5/25/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 193951 $386.22
1/7/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6870 $1,645.00
2/6/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2072 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67478382088290010211477174417852319294835454064531666167704128111920929195449294644447996
7107958418889401173156617581963252931473718448157496979940614944225383444045434469610
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1847 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563607655680884109213011483249229553508381741144716633673907791820886419091955810043
57762366374895311611361181926463139361139164314525666877523793083528791924697190
0000001361181926463139361139164314525666877523793083528791924600
0000001422215528003323371440154515579670387657806984968941940200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 4064
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2948
Owner: ddr70
 
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