Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 2,364
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.22 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 D $2.5 MS obverse 1857 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: After producing the very poorly made 1856-D Liberty Head quarter eagle, the quality for the 1857-D issue is surprisingly good. Most of the known examples are very well struck for the era. It is interesting that the quality of production at the Dahlonega Mint varied greatly, not only by year but also by denomination. While the 1857-D quarter eagle and half eagle are struck well, the gold dollars from 1857 are very poorly made. As the low mintage of only 2,364 coins would suggest, the 1857-D quarter eagle is a very scarce coin in all grades. Most of the coins offered in recent years have been graded from About Uncirculated to MS 60. Most of the Mint State coins have been graded in recent years. An NGC MS 62 plus coin sold for $17,625 in 2013.

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1857 D $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1025 1175 1450 1900 3350 4350 5500 6750 8500 16250 23500 38000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 9500 - 26000 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2426 $18,400.00
1/3/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3427 $13,800.00
6/1/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4488 $6,900.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9598 $517.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9225 $5,002.50
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4484 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13801466155916541753246431263639423145655004526455636545748711513156572168530568317083288034083
1408149715901687199026843297383643424711509053635890685988291289417666246463094832098332810
000000329738364342471150905363589068598829128941766624646309483209800
0000003468403344534857517754636217717310171142751967527607313283248900
1857 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16001697185220792261319833073410441949315568593367377375846689109370984710343108561138811939
16321748192721392573323433413746458951435689620169497738861490639529100121051411033115710
0000003341374645895143568962016949773886149063952910012105141103300
0000003375408247605355581164697162810287629216968810177106851121000
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 6859
Owner: Thornton
 
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