Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,178
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.40 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 D $2.5 MS obverse 1853 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As the tiny mintage would suggest, the 1853-D Liberty Head quarter eagle must be considered rare in any grade. Probably fewer than 100 coins still survive in all grades. Population data indicate that most 1853-D quarter eagles fall in the Extremely Fine grade range. The issue is usually weak in some portions of the surface, with the denticles often quite softly impressed. A few coins of the date exhibit deep prooflike surfaces, an unusual quality for a coin from the Dahlonega Mint. The Harry W. Bass Jr. coin (sold in October 1999) is the best example of a prooflike 1853-D quarter eagle that we have seen. The finest example seen for the date is the Duke’s Creek NGC MS 62 coin, which was sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1985 as a part of the Jasper Robinson Collection for the then princely sum of $18,150. An NGC MS 62 recently crossed the auction block for $25,850 in January, 2014.

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Last Updated: 5/1/2020

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1853 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 49
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1853 D $2.5 MS
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Base----242671011-25--------49
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Total----242671011-25--------49
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base166317631868208028993652394848434866541160876473732285881041618367000000
169617981939235331503751424648515048563662166756774491971306618367000000
000000424648515048563662166756774491971306618367000000
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1853 D $2.5 MS
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Base155816091707197727673496378346494713479352756105682082931007413380000000
157516421797224030103592407246704740495455526343731188871117613380000000
000000407246704740495455526343731188871117613380000000
000000436046924766511458286582780294801227813380000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5275
Owner: Omar B.
 
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