Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,772
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.12 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 C $2.5 MS obverse 1852 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for the year would indicate that the 1852-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is a scarce issue. That is surely the case, as just a few examples are offered for sale each year. Most of the known coins are in the Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated range. Mint State coins are very rare and when available are probably on the low end of the scale. The finest example known at this point again seems to be a Harry W. Bass Jr. coin, which was certified as MS 63 and sold in 1999 for $26,450. Bass had a keen eye for quality, and when offered the opportunity would purchase a coin to upgrade a date that he already possessed. The date is found with the usual maladies common on Charlotte Mint gold coinage: weak strike, clashed dies, rough planchets.

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1852 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 99
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1852 C $2.5 MS
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Base--1-45710122823261--------99
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Total--1-45710132823271--------101
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 C $2.5 MS PL
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1852 C $2.5 MS
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Base14501558165818652161269931383427360139024458583664007431945012700000000
148615911727196423402845323434853701408749176024674481041053312700000000
000000323434853701408749176024674481041053312700000000
000000333135433802427353776212708787771161712700000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6744
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 2699
Owner: Chubaca
 
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