Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 12,822
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $149.98 (2/14/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1840 C $2.5 MS obverse 1840 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1840-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is popular as the first Liberty Head gold coin from the Charlotte Mint. The 1840-C is scarce, but generally available in the Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated ranges. Most examples seen are well struck, and are among the sharpest from that mint. The mintmark is very small, and is the same one used on the 1841-C, 1842-C, and the 1843-C Small Date. Probably about a dozen Mint State coins are known, with the finest I have seen being the superb Harry W. Bass Jr. coin. The finest coins seen by NGC have been MS 63, and one of these sold in January 2012 for $19,550.

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1840 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 140
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
7/28/2002 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York Bullet Sale #295, 295/Lot# 1465 $1,035.00
10/28/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2764, 2764/Lot# 2039 $5,290.00
8/11/2011 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5359 $2,990.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1165 $3,910.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4464 $3,055.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105709 $1,541.83
3/27/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7333 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1840 C $2.5 MS
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Base12581340142615151609196928853525404843474744498154666248754311806164102321333395346123586237144
1285136814551546172922743098369941474479482351425726667989641334018677266073380035028362890
000000309836994147447948235142572666798964133401867726607338003502800
0000003311387342474611490253045987711110385148752094530001342063544500
1840 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111609111289036754528498154666248754311520158702225731757111
111537160911964315139594679514257266679886812970179992542331757110
0000001964315139594679514257266679886812970179992542331757100
000000119273413424348305304598771111019414420201282859031757100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4347
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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