Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,372,748
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.97 (9/26/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 $2.5 MS obverse 1851 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

For the first time since its inception in 1796, Quarter Eagle production at the Philadelphia mint amounted to more than 1 million coins in 1851. Needless to say, the 1851 is one of the most easily obtainable issues in the early Liberty Quarter Eagle series, but only in circulated and lower BU grades. At the Gem level, this is considered rare.

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1851 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 290 300 335 345 355 375 385 400 430 550 595 850 1400 2400 8250 12500 37500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 862
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
12/31/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2470, 2470/Lot# 1857 $291.20
2/7/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 219, 225/Lot# 6046 $287.50
1/31/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2071 $253.00
12/8/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9676 $373.75
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4785 $2,232.50
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 106646 $258.50
12/25/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231501/Lot# 61331 $105.75
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1182 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 $2.5 MS
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Base67480282088290091693394996699010361206126515582048269947565656864499261477615443
717808841888905922938955974100510931226136317212265338550566652907111543149980
00000093895597410051093122613631721226533855056665290711154300
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1851 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561568083189491092511311252141615151537200125015062536656836013635867177090
54658863673085289991599311711306144915221691216733545163547157936128647768410
00000091599311711306144915221691216733545163547157936128647700
000000920106212111361148215291846233442085264557759036243659700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1265
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 990
Owner: Coin Trader
 
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