Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 2,364
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.69 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 D $2.5 MS obverse 1857 D $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: After producing the very poorly made 1856-D Liberty Head quarter eagle, the quality for the 1857-D issue is surprisingly good. Most of the known examples are very well struck for the era. It is interesting that the quality of production at the Dahlonega Mint varied greatly, not only by year but also by denomination. While the 1857-D quarter eagle and half eagle are struck well, the gold dollars from 1857 are very poorly made. As the low mintage of only 2,364 coins would suggest, the 1857-D quarter eagle is a very scarce coin in all grades. Most of the coins offered in recent years have been graded from About Uncirculated to MS 60. Most of the Mint State coins have been graded in recent years. An NGC MS 62 plus coin sold for $17,625 in 2013.

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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1857 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 66
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1857 D $2.5 MS
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Base-----23261223310311------66
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Total-----23261223310411------67
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D $2.5 MS PL
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1857 D $2.5 MS
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16681780194222582775317133223556401146645293589363557540951411513000000
00000033223556401146645293589363557540951411513000000
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