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: $178.62 (12/14/2019)
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: 139
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: 12/10/2019 1850 C $2.5 MS
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Base--1-125191122282341112-------139
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Total--1-125191122282441112-------140
 --1 %-9 %4 %14 %8 %16 %20 %17 %3 %8 %1 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3210 $6,440.00
5/22/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 2505 $5,520.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9250 $2,645.00
10/18/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5566 $2,173.75
4/28/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 112819 $755.70
1/8/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6442 $2,367.63
4/26/2017 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5178 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

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