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: $215.99 (4/21/2021)
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: 4/20/2021 1854 D $2.5 MS
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base221423382467260127404157510158226323662170277276758683971086714946196982645036179374703879540155
225523812511264732124471534159896422675671107379785692201222616530219482969336609379113924842163
0000005341598964226756711073797856922012226165302194829693366093791100
00000055816156652168917193748281261004313586181142419932936370393835300
1854 D $2.5 MS
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Base1707179919282525300943964823522257476201674077568153948512664134461914900000
17381842212726863471453849565397589863817079788885971054512925153471914900000
00000049565397589863817079788885971054512925153471914900000
00000050895572605065607417802190411160413185172481914900000
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