Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,078
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.56 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 D $2.5 MS obverse 1852 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The Mintage for the 1852-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is substantially lower than in previous years from the Dahlonega Mint. Examples are truly rare in all grades, with the average coin seen being in Very Fine or Extremely Fine condition. A few MS 62 examples have been offered in the last couple of years, but this seems to be an exception. For many years there were very few nice collections of Southern gold offered for sale. The last couple of decades has seen the dispersal of several great collections, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection being one of the most complete. The sell-off of great collections has provided collectors with unique opportunities for acquisition that are seldom available. The finest known coin of the date is the NGC MS 64 example from the great Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega gold. This coin sold for $57,500 in 2006.

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1852 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1852 D $2.5 MS
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Base----1237101611-11-1------53
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base161716711799207224513363382242345286583165126903713880149629110091972300000
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1852 D $2.5 MS
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Base153115831707196923353216377442174361449948176209675377569307106531875600000
154816241794209126293402392242654407460552816390708782739756133541875600000
000000392242654407460552816390708782739756133541875600000
0000004069431344534711574565727422879010204160551875600000
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