Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 2,988
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.85 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS obverse 1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Based on die shipments, it has been estimated that the mintage for the Small Date, Crosslet 4 is 2,988 pieces. There is no certainty of that, and the mintage can only be an educated guess. The 1843-C, Small Date is clearly the rarer of the two for the year and is indeed the rarest Charlotte Mint quarter eagle. The 1843-C Small Date Liberty Head quarter eagle is unique, with a characteristic die bulge that makes it instantly recognizable. All known examples are also seen with a die break running from the tip of the bust to the rim. Most coins of this variety are also seen with a sharp wire rim on the obverse. The 1843-C, Small Date is rare in any grade, and only six or seven coins would qualify as Mint State. The finest graded by NGC has been a single example that sold at auction in January 2003 for $23,000.

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1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/30/2005 NGC XF 40   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 764 $4,255.00
3/24/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29035, 29035/Lot# 25808 $9,013.13
9/6/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3331 $19,550.00
9/11/2011 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3135, 3135/Lot# 2325 $675.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4146 $4,625.30
4/24/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5491 $3,055.00
7/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 205192 $3,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051609184323682754406443754630512655346400775682008849105150000000
15401687201824973191416844604795526258236852790484169404105150000000
00000044604795526258236852790484169404105150000000
00000045454961539861117304805286339960105150000000
1843 C SMALL DATE $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15891697194124862885423945604823533357546644803884949160108670000000
16251778212326193336434646484993547360517109819087169729108670000000
00000046484993547360517109819087169729108670000000
000000473551635614634775738342893810298108670000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 6400
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 5126
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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