Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 11,622
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.95 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 C $2.5 MS obverse 1844 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The most notable aspect of this date is the extremely poor quality of manufacture. Every coin seen is weakly struck, making grading a difficult task. The feather details on the reverse are always weak and appear worn. The 1844-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is scarce in all grades and prohibitively rare in high grade. Just over a dozen coins have reached the Mint State level from NGC. The Harry W. Bass Jr. and Eliasberg coins are probably the finest survivors known. As with the 1843-C Large Date and all years thereafter, the mintmark is much larger than others.

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1844 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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12/20/2004 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #22 , 26/Lot# 310 $718.75
12/14/2005 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2131, 2131/Lot# 2227 $2,240.00
1/7/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5191 $5,750.00
2/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1693 $1,955.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 116914 $6,380.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4958 $16,450.00
10/31/2014 PCGS Genuine F   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22376 $705.00
7/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4387 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $2.5 MS
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Base16091707179920682433283431493885414147194958608965817756958810074000000
16421738188921902567293933943970433447995335625369738367975010074000000
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1844 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base17531857196620792489314035624048477152245803632468307898991810416000000
178818932004221627063281372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
000000372442894922541759776493718685711008410416000000
000000388645305073561061506661754292451025010416000000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4719
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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