Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,643
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.16 (9/30/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 D $2.5 MS obverse 1842 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1842-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is a very scarce coin in any grade. Only 4,643 coins were struck for the year at the Dahlonega Mint, and it is thought that fewer than 100 coins survive in all grades. Extensively circulated and flawed coins are the norm, and the date ranks as one of the most difficult to locate in high grade. The date is usually found with a decent strike but is sometimes seen with an area of roughness on the neck of Liberty. The first three digits of the date are repunched on most of the examples seen. The finest seen by the authors has been the NGC MS 62 coin that is a part of the Duke’s Creek Collection. The coin last sold at public auction in April 2006 for $57,500.

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1842 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 69
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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5/19/2008 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2531, 2531/Lot# 2246 $9,856.00
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2069 $14,375.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4811 $10,062.50
4/27/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6308 $2,530.00
7/21/2011 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 603, 610/Lot# 8489 $2,300.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4145 $8,050.00
11/3/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149213 $5,023.70
6/27/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2456 $3,818.75
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10201 $15,275.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10181 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base159516911793189920093057470657476560701476087960815388491022616686229653217845870474074898350597
16271725182819352358360650536018671172127725802483859308123791877926036367424638247932495210
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0000005400628968627410784280888617976714532208722910741306468944845700
1842 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base168217831889199921133198490159736808727678868247844591601057117182235923298246914484785008051720
17151818192520372474376552586251696474798006831386839630127741931826722376264743549012506260
0000005258625169647479800683138683963012774193182672237626474354901200
00000056156529712076828126837989211010014978214552985242270479564954600
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