Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 14,923
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.95 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1851 C $2.5 MS obverse 1851 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Most of the known coins of this date fall solidly in the Extremely Fine range. Mint State coins are scarce and seldom seen. Production quality for the issue varies, and while some coins are well struck, others are poorly made. Several examples we have seen were struck from severely clashed dies. The 1851-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is sometimes found with peculiar obverse die scratches across the face of Liberty; these can appear to be damage at first glance. The mintmark is tucked tightly beneath the eagle and can almost disappear with casual observation. The Smithsonian coin is in well-worn Extremely Fine condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1851 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1851 C $2.5 MS
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Base---1881715161716374-1------113
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Total---1881715161816385-1------116
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base15311644169719852451288532473560372242555111583264887008894913010000000
156916621793214025963006335136143900454053516051666176551030313010000000
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1851 C $2.5 MS
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Base14501558160918432197267130333345356439354756504955636545912212607000000
148615751687196123552792313734183688420948545220589074041028412607000000
000000313734183688420948545220589074041028412607000000
000000324134913811448249515392621882631144512607000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5563
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3935
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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