Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 10,945
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 D $2.5 MS obverse 1849 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1849-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is much rarer than the Dahlonega quarter eagle issues of 1846 through 1848. The date is usually seen in grades of Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Many surviving examples have been harshly cleaned or damaged in some way. On most of the coins seen, the reverse denticles are weak on one side. The date is extremely rare in full Mint State. Fewer than a dozen examples have been graded at that level, most in the last few years. The finest pieces graded for the issue have been a few at the MS 62 level, one of which is the Duke’s Creek specimen. This coin last sold in August 2014 for $18,800.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1849 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1849 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-312148133749324--------147
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Total--2-312148133749324--------147
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 D $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1589164417992055243831243259376146125064563964286994855490000000000
1607169618842183266731693426404547635256590266177514870390000000000
0000003426404547635256590266177514870390000000000
0000003594432849135447616568058034885190000000000
1849 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1505155817071953232229853115323834673817430461296740754386940000000
1523160817892076254330283156331435843979491263337008792786940000000
0000003156331435843979491263337008792786940000000
0000003197339137004142552165367275831086940000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4304
Owner: Grand Tour
 
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