Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,295
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.78 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 C $2.5 MS obverse 1854 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1854-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is a scarce and popular coin in all grades. Most of the coins offered are well circulated, and Mint State examples are very rare. Coins of this date are frequently found to have been harshly cleaned or damaged. A pleasing 1854-C quarter eagle is quite the prize. Most surviving specimens are softly struck in the center, especially on the eagle’s left wing and about the shield. On the reverse a small die break runs from the fraction bar into the rim. The Smithsonian specimen is a pleasing Uncirculated coin and among the finest known. The finest example that the authors have seen was a coin sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1985. It was from the famous Jasper Robin Collection and was later graded by NGC as MS 62.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1854 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 104
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7766 $17,250.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1800 $20,988.00
10/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3372, 3372/Lot# 3223 $2,200.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4126 $6,580.00
6/5/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4716 $9,987.50
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116880 $2,750.00
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9463 $822.50
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4485 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $2.5 MS C Prooflike
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Base1697179918952109241730213270360139484287474260466682764684940000000
1731183119662212261831043380371740614439517762587003792984940000000
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1854 $2.5 MS C
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Base1609165817531928223331263396363938854048449955155879748782000000000
1625169018112030253132163477372139394198483856366415772582000000000
0000003477372139394198483856366415772582000000000
0000003558380339944349517657586951796282000000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 5879
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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