Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 13,771
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.23 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 D $2.5 MS obverse 1848 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1848-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is one of the more available coins of the denomination from the Dahlonega Mint. Examples of the issue can be found in grades of Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated with a bit of patience. A half-dozen or so coins are offered at auction each year. The 1848-D quarter eagle is usually found well struck, much sharper than many of the later issues from the mint. Die clashing is found quite often, primarily in the central portions of the obverse and reverse. Mint State examples of the date are rare, with MS 63 coins being the finest examples graded by NGC. The last NGC MS 63 1848-D quarter eagle to appear at auction sold for $24,725 in June 2002.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1848 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1848 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----599132232422564-------149
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Total----599132332422564-------150
 ----3 %6 %6 %9 %15 %21 %28 %1 %3 %4 %3 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5428 $13,800.00
6/27/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1072 $5,824.00
12/2/2010 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4307 $1,150.00
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4411 $3,220.00
1/26/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1702 $822.50
1/7/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6873 $2,820.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10203 $12,925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base16441697179921542648327033053441409643814761499055825803781810878000000
16621731191723192855328233503659419145084837518756566475883810878000000
00000033503659419145084837518756566475883810878000000
00000033963878428646344914538557297146985810878000000
1848 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15581609170720482525312631603292334534963943487653675582759710525000000
15751642182122072725313732043310339536454254504054396254857310525000000
00000032043310339536454254504054396254857310525000000
00000032483327344637944565520355106925954910525000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3943
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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