Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,295
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $147.56 (5/26/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 C $2.5 MS obverse 1854 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1854-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is a scarce and popular coin in all grades. Most of the coins offered are well circulated, and Mint State examples are very rare. Coins of this date are frequently found to have been harshly cleaned or damaged. A pleasing 1854-C quarter eagle is quite the prize. Most surviving specimens are softly struck in the center, especially on the eagle’s left wing and about the shield. On the reverse a small die break runs from the fraction bar into the rim. The Smithsonian specimen is a pleasing Uncirculated coin and among the finest known. The finest example that the authors have seen was a coin sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1985. It was from the famous Jasper Robin Collection and was later graded by NGC as MS 62.

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1854 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2368 $7,015.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1800 $20,988.00
6/21/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2708, 2708/Lot# 2872 $5,980.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4863 $4,519.50
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116880 $2,750.00
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4084 $4,553.13
1/7/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6880 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 C $2.5 MS
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1285136814551546181725713483413946214976534556506265736798281480520798297243781739151405190
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1854 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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0000003881450949235325564660136857806611830170182398234377391714054000
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