Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,159,681
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $239.20 (8/3/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 $2.5 MS obverse 1852 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1852 has an original mintage of nearly 1.2 million pieces, a total that confirms its status as one of the more easily obtainable quarter eagles from the 1850s. Relative to the number of high quality gold collectors in today's hobby, however, near Gems are scarce, and higher grades are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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1852 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 345 350 360 360 360 400 485 525 715 1100 2150 6250 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - 425 - - 825 1550 2750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1095
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1852 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-64715318932916212241795771----1095
--------------111-----3
-------------221------5
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Total--1-64715318932916212243825981----1103
 --0%-1%0%1%1%3%8%30%1%19%22%7%5%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8248849051028110311381146115615561773205322192519309947095689602063656724709874887893
8448919461053111411401149128916281866210823192712363550355799613564846848722876230
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0000001152142217001959216324192905417253625909625066046973735800
1852 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base70580282088290092593894996699010281200125215051928267143195049622090291331213930
737808841888908929942955974100310851217133616462176322045625439715610457135180
00000094295597410031085121713361646217632204562543971561045700
00000094596098210151143123514211787242337704806583080931188400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1928
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1028
Owner: Long Haul
 
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