Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,056
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.30 (12/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 C $2.5 MS obverse 1858 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1858-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is scarce but much more available than the 1854 to 1856 Charlotte Mint issues. The quality of striking improved greatly. Planchet roughness was still a problem, and imperfectly made coins of the date were still the norm. The date is also known with what appears to be rather severe planchet-adjustment marks on the central portions of the obverse. Quite a few Mint State coins have been graded, the finest being a couple of MS 63 coins graded by NGC. One of these sold for $17,250 in 2009. The Smithsonian example is a pleasant About Uncirculated coin.

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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1858 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1858 C $2.5 MS
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Base----5910693235915102-------142
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Total----5910693235915102-------142
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/23/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7593 $4,600.00
11/1/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 191, 197/Lot# 5909 $4,945.00
2/18/2009 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2655, 2655/Lot# 1824 $6,670.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1209 $5,750.00
8/18/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116665 $2,200.00
8/8/2014 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21432 $5,816.25
8/13/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10209 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 C $2.5 MS PL
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Base16971799189521092381299432233408351838574460501558326324798411552000000
17311831196622002585307032853445363140584645528759966877917311552000000
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1858 C $2.5 MS
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Base16091658175319282197264328853194330336014016478051266081748711183000000
16251690181120182346272429883230340237394271489554446550871911183000000
00000029883230340237394271489554446550871911183000000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6081
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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