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: $156.92 (9/23/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1848 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 900 1000 1400 1850 3050 3500 3800 4350 5350 8900 11000 12750 27000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4684 $8,912.50
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 1833 $25,300.00
6/27/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1072 $5,824.00
9/7/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4210 $2,300.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5364 $1,552.50
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
1/29/2015 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7791 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15581609170720482368303331383238336535833935491253675702765110525143071980527905289713006831194
1575164218212155259030683171328034383700426150645479635286091178616140225052826029337304430
000000317132803438370042615064547963528609117861614022505282602933700
000000320533233510381845865215559070019567130461797225205286162970200
1848 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14591549164517441847223330213601409643814761499051375582781810878147492036728629297163083231980
1489158116781778197524953214376641914507483750395285632788381216816621231212899130088312140
000000321437664191450748375039528563278838121681662123121289913008800
000000340739314286463449135088543370729858134581849425875293533046000
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