Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,123
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.97 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 D $2.5 MS obverse 1855 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1855-D Liberty Head issue is one of the rarest quarter eagles from the Dahlonega Mint. The date is usually seen poorly struck, with the customary weakness in the central portions of the obverse and reverse. The denticles are very weak and only partially visible on most specimens. Most of the coins graded in the last few years have been in the Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated grade ranges. Just a few have been graded at the Mint State level. Surprisingly, the finest known example resides in the Smithsonian. The coin grades MS 62 in my opinion. The Duke’s Creek Collection coin is the finest in private hands and grades NGC MS 61. That coin sold for $34,500 in 2006.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1855 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1855 D $2.5 MS
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Base----1-5-36712---------25
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Total----1-5-36812---------26
 ----4 %-19 %-12 %23 %31 %4 %8 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/6/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1512 $54,625.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4400 $43,700.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1209 $86,250.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4271 $17,250.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11660 $22,425.00
1/6/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5549 $19,975.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $2.5 MS PL
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Base238525162652288535285322597370777886834789571005610867111201316316731000000
242925612730309941265539634173478040855093231032610951118011435216731000000
000000634173478040855093231032610951118011435216731000000
000000670976168193875496901059711036124821554216731000000
1855 D $2.5 MS
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Base18861969216127543376511555156169695174878058972310515107621275716245000000
19142033235929613956524857336430713076778613998710597114271392016245000000
00000057336430713076778613998710597114271392016245000000
000000595166907308786891681025110680120921508216245000000
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