Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,076
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.83 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 C LARGE DATE $2.5 MS obverse 1843 C LARGE DATE $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Based on population reports, it is clear that the 1843-C, Large Date, Plain 4, Liberty Head quarter eagle is much more available than the Small Date variety. Examples of the date are seen from well-worn to at least one Gem. Most of the coins are well worn, and the date becomes increasingly rare in the higher states of preservation. Probably 150 to 200 examples are known for the date and variety. The date is sharply recut. On the reverse, the mintmark is larger than on the Small Date, and it is doubled to the left. Most coins are weakly struck on the central portions of the obverse, sometimes severely so.

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1843 C LARGE DATE $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66


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7/22/1998 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1069, 1069/Lot# 1893 $2,637.50
4/30/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 137, 142/Lot# 2196 $4,370.00
1/8/2012 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 24179 $1,870.00
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1172 $1,897.50
2/2/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4632 $1,955.00
4/15/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21727 $1,495.00
5/30/2012 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4148 $1,955.00
1/29/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7790 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C LARGE DATE $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base145015051609200922682495274032703592382641414565499260487014892911047141200000
146815401742209523442577291733773670393142824707534463707652963512071141200000
000000291733773670393142824707534463707652963512071141200000
0000003093348537484036442448505696669282911034113096141200000
1843 C LARGE DATE $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base152615891697212423812585286033653765400843194744519161697258923410945145660000
154716251839221024492677302834983846411244614893551765327917980412152145660000
000000302834983846411244614893551765327917980412152145660000
0000003197363239274215460250425843689585751037513359145660000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4141
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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