Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,148
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $213.52 (6/20/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 C $2.5 MS obverse 1850 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like the 1849-C quarter eagle, the 1850-C Liberty Head issue is quite rare in Mint State. More examples, however, are seen in the lower states of preservation. Original coins with luster are very desirable. Most 1850-C quarter eagles are weakly struck, particularly on the central portions. The eagle’s left leg is usually very softly impressed. Many survivors of this date exhibit moderate die clashing on both the obverse and reverse. Harshly cleaned examples are also frequently encountered. The Smithsonian specimen is a pleasing About Uncirculated coin. The finest graded example of the date is a single MS 63 that sold for $25,300 in September 2005.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1850 C $2.5 MS
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Base $ 875 1000 1300 2300 2900 3350 3750 5650 6500 12000 13500 20000 32000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 136
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

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, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/15/2021 1850 C $2.5 MS
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Base--1-125191122282141012-------136
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Total--1-125191122282241112-------138
 --1%-9%4%14%8%16%20%16%3%8%1%1%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base13331418150716001697207231743912477252315814615364887077834713725192192738139659410414245743910
136114471538163218222439342041984925542559276264668475001013915556219393147340119415134294146106
0000003420419849255425592762646684750010139155562193931473401194151300
0000003666448550785619604063766880792311932173872466035566405804198500
1850 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1477158317071949228528473138334535644016459156565922731787689223000000
1512162417882061247229443207341837154208494657456387780189209223000000
0000003207341837154208494657456387780189209223000000
0000003276349138654399530158336852828490719223000000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 8768
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
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