Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 10,220
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.61 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1849 C $2.5 MS obverse 1849 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As the low mintage would suggest, the 1849-C issue is one of the scarcest dates in all grades for Charlotte Mint quarter eagles. High-grade examples are almost never seen. The population reports indicate a concentration of survivors in the Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated grades. Just a few coins have been graded Mint State. The Smithsonian collection has an example that grades Mint State, which is also exceptional. An exception for the issue is by far finest known example that surfaced in 2012. The coin was certified by NGC as MS 65 and sold for $69,000. The date on the 1849-C Liberty Head quarter eagle shows minor repunching on the 49. On the reverse, the mintmark is tucked tightly beneath the eagle and is the same on coins dated 1850 and 1851.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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1849 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
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: 8/4/2020 1849 C $2.5 MS
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Base---276131017192336---1-----107
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Total---276131017202336---1-----108
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base15891697179920722519302135183912423948235734704274659592108671190613348357700000
162517311890222126863187364940214434512761707183817410017112131238720822357700000
000000364940214434512761707183817410017112131238720822357700000
000000378141304628543066067324888310442115601286728296357700000
1849 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1505155817071949230228603260367542174485521262486951759794151104712075349150000
1523160817882067248829933398385643064727555764827166820399591139019688349150000
0000003398385643064727555764827166820399591139019688349150000
00000035374036439649705903671773828809105031173227302349150000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6951
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
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