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: $154.86 (10/24/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1850 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 1000 1275 1725 2675 3750 4300 5600 7600 12500 14000 24000 39000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 149
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/12/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 1116 $4,312.50
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3211 $2,990.00
7/31/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction Session(5)", 1128/Lot# 2374 $1,265.00
2/24/2010 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5396 $725.65
6/13/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2870, 2870/Lot# 2849 $1,667.50
10/13/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4674 $5,175.00
7/7/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1237/Lot# 3981 $8,107.50
10/3/2016 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7802 $1,292.50
8/2/2017 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(5), 1258/Lot# 5500 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $2.5 MS C Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13331418150716001697207231743912477252315814615364887077834713725192192738139659410414245743910
13611447153816321822243934204198492554255927626466847500101391555621939314734011941513429410
0000003420419849255425592762646684750010139155562193931473401194151300
0000003666448550785619604063766880792311932173872466035566405804198500
1850 $2.5 MS C
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1477158317071949228528473138334535644016459156565922731787689223000000
1512162417882061247229443207341837154208494657456387780189209223000000
0000003207341837154208494657456387780189209223000000
0000003276349138654399530158336852828490719223000000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 8768
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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