Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,760
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.92 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 D $2.5 MS obverse 1854 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Very few quarter eagles were made at the Dahlonega Mint in 1854, and most of these were poorly produced. This date is always weakly struck in at least some portions of the obverse and reverse. The denticles are weak or missing on most examples. There is an area of raised die lines to the left of the date on all coins we have seen. The 1854-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is often seen well-worn or damaged in some way. Because of the extremely low mintage, the date is one of the most popular for the series. The finest known example is again a part of the great Duke’s Creek Collection. The coin first appeared in 1996 at auction was graded at the MS 64 level by NGC. The coin sold in 2006 for the princely sum of $80,500.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1854 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2004 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 1032 $29,900.00
6/3/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 6200 $34,500.00
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30408 $10,350.00
4/6/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1644 $14,950.00
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1501 $11,500.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10195 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 D $2.5 MS
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1854 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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00000055816156652168917193748281261004313586181142419932936370393835300
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