Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 153,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.81 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 O $2.5 MS obverse 1854 O $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In lower grades, the 1854-O Liberty Head quarter eagle is not too difficult to locate. It was not so long ago that the date was considered little more than a common issue. As can be seen from the population data, About Uncirculated examples are rather plentiful. In Mint State the 1854-O quarter eagle can be considered a rare coin. The finest example was graded at the MS 64 level and last sold in the Harry W. Bass Jr. sale in 1999. It has been reported that this date was represented in the Jackson, Tennessee, hoard of gold coins found in 1985. One of the most memorable features of this issue is the weakness of strike in the central portions of the date. Many examples are found with this anomaly; otherwise, the date is usually well struck.

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Last Updated: 8/7/2020

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1854 O $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 315 430 460 485 560 615 660 935 2125 2750 6550 10600 26500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 553
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1854 O $2.5 MS
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Base---11317613261143178419143----1--547
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Total---11317613261143178419143----1--547
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1854 O $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------1-32--------6
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Total----------1-32--------6
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O $2.5 MS PL
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Base77487489694999011001186123515471799211726173021407255298405104421593524616384523954541125
80788191496310271129120213391631190522842752337145586488908412273188292922838816400720
00000012021339163119052284275233714558648890841227318829292283881600
00000012191443171520112450288637225043744697631410421722338403918100
1854 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72582083889193310361117116612261421175324952885390253167138101001546723969375513887840239
7578268569059671063113311861291153220002625322443735923812511889183012849637993393320
00000011331186129115322000262532244373592381251188918301284963799300
00000011501206135616422248275535634845653191131367821135330243843600
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 3021
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: StanJustice
 
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