Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,469
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.36 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 C $2.5 MS obverse 1860 C $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1860-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is the last issue from the Charlotte mint and is quite popular. It is always seen weakly struck on rough planchets. Only a few coins of the date are offered for sale each year. Most of these coins are in About Uncirculated condition at best. When David Akers wrote his book on quarter eagles, he reported only one Mint State coin. Years later Doug Winter estimated three in that grade. Now, NGC reports 11 Mint State coins. The population reports make this coin seem less rare than it really is. The finest-known example appears to be a NGC MS 63 coin that surfaced in the early 1990s. The coin more recently sold for $25,850 at auction in January 2014.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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1860 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 118
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
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: 8/4/2020 1860 C $2.5 MS
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Base----8912141724222613-------118
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 C $2.5 MS PL
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178218781998222626503158341936754393534360296634717880611043513672000000
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1860 C $2.5 MS
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Base15831634173019072161269929973260363945395104592263857198832013254000000
16001666178919922340279830853386393947275377607666567572996513254000000
00000030853386393947275377607666567572996513254000000
000000317235134239491656496231692779461160913254000000
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6385
Owner: Hornets Nest Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 3639
Owner: JTO
 
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