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: $156.92 (9/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1849 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7645 $21,850.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 955 $4,887.50
7/15/2007 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2394, 2394/Lot# 2616 $4,144.00
11/9/2009 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 426, 432/Lot# 887 $10,925.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1501 $4,743.75
12/2/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4309 $4,025.00
8/5/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1208/Lot# 5626 $18,800.00
8/2/2017 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(2), 1258/Lot# 4089 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051558170719492268280731153303344737654499612965457543869412985180822562436926382363958140960
15231608178820552448291031783351355340105042626868787927101241468420596293913736338684400410
0000003178335135534010504262686878792710124146842059629391373633868400
0000003240339936594254558664067210831011555163832311033159377993913300
1849 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14591549164517442063260431243761461250645639642866798554900013397186082630337816391494051841921
14891581167818502243277733364044476252555902651173048702104651513421173301403826039605409850
0000003336404447625255590265117304870210465151342117330140382603960500
0000003548432849135447616565957929885111931168712373833978387044006100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Grand Tour
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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