Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 12,148
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $158.57 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 D $2.5 MS obverse 1850 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1850-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is quite a scarce coin, but examples of this elusive issue have been offered at auction with regularity for the last few years. Most surviving coins are in grades of Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated. Mint State 1850-D quarter eagles are very rare. NGC has graded about a dozen coins as Mint State. Most of these coins are at the MS 61 and MS 62 level and have been graded recently. The Harry W. Bass Jr. example was offered as an AU 58 coin, but Jeff Garrett’s notes for the auction stated that the piece could grade at the MS 62 level. A single example has been graded MS 63 by NGC, but has not been offered at auction.




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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1850 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2004 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 7391 $11,500.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 783 $4,370.00
11/3/2005 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2374 $10,925.00
1/3/2006 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4778 $3,737.50
2/18/2009 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2655, 2655/Lot# 1819 $3,795.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4169 $3,231.25
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6444 $5,883.23


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051558168319282161283431263324358340484539556361697138904614237201712906242545440004549147019
15231600176520062385293131923410373842124880576564927774107761621523135335564303044497460000
0000003192341037384212488057656492777410776162152313533556430304449700
0000003258349738934375522259676815841012507181932609838051435154499400
1850 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14591549164517441847223330993722450549275467578364887704916014678207412980843533450134652948083
14891581167817781975252133063983464551075572601868938189109991669923763343834402645518470470
0000003306398346455107557260186893818910999166992376334383440264551800
0000003514424447865287567762537298867412838187202678538958445194602300
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