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: $176.83 (12/7/2019)
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: 8/21/2019

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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

The chart showing F series, 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: 12/3/2019 1854 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---12332224-3--1------23
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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
8/13/1999 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7656 $25,300.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1383 $23,000.00
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4690 $86,250.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10195 $17,625.00
10/31/2016 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5462 $5,405.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base221423382467260127404157510158226323662170277276758683971086714946196982645036179374703879540155
22552381251126473212447153415989642267567110737978569220122261653021948296933660937911392480
0000005341598964226756711073797856922012226165302194829693366093791100
00000055816156652168917193748281261004313586181142419932936370393835300
1854 D $2.5 MS
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Base1707179919282525300943964823522257476201674077568153948512664134461914900000
17381842212726863471453849565397589863817079788885971054512925153471914900000
00000049565397589863817079788885971054512925153471914900000
00000050895572605065607417802190411160413185172481914900000
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