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: $246.22 (8/10/2020)
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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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: 8/4/2020 1855 D $2.5 MS
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Total----1-5-36812---------26
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $2.5 MS PL
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1855 D $2.5 MS
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Base18861969216127543376511555156169695174878058972310515107621275716245000000
19142033235929613956524857336430713076778613998710597114271392016245000000
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000000595166907308786891681025110680120921508216245000000
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