Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 62,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $148.20 (5/25/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 O $2.5 MS obverse 1846 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The typical 1846-O Liberty Head quarter eagle is heavily circulated with the softness of strike often seen on coins from the New Orleans Mint in that era. A fairly large number of coins have been graded by the services in varying states of concentration of known examples was in the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection, which boasted 10 coins. The Pittman example is the finest known. The coin sold in 1998 and has been graded by NGC as MS 66. The mintmark is large on all examples, and the last two digits of the date are tilted and very heavily impressed. On some coins the last two digits of the date are also repunched. The finest NGC to appear at auction was an NGC MS 64 that sold in October 2011 for $23,000.

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1846 O $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 284
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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Grade
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7/9/2000 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1330, 1330/Lot# 1481 $379.80
5/30/2005 NGC AU 50   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 771 $805.00
9/13/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 3144 $4,887.50
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 3613 $8,050.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7297 $1,667.50
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148129 $247.50
2/3/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4551 $1,762.50
10/19/2014 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 275 $300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5055465886356848561716226828543172357938174141504961697317134391991229927455834711448682
5185606036517411142190024632960330736583925444354226551935715596232503514546093476360
00000019002463296033073658392544435422655193571559623250351454609300
000000208426583066344337374033474657956934113981775426588403644660300
1846 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base57562066769587411811433164927213212379641234515535571298377881792739747102391074811277
5906356767549761265150520062884340639054253479559467545852389699431991110408109240
00000015052006288434063905425347955946754585238969943199111040800
000000157723633048360140144384507565377961867091219589100751057800
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3817
Owner: Northwest Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1716
Owner: ddr70
 
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