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: $155.09 (10/23/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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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


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/7/2000 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 7619 $24,150.00
11/3/2005 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 3908 $37,950.00
1/3/2007 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 5440 $8,625.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4400 $43,700.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1518 $17,250.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4271 $17,250.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10208 $38,187.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $2.5 MS D Prooflike
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1855 $2.5 MS D
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