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: $159.83 (8/27/2016)
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: 118
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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4/2/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 2468 $7,015.00
1/7/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5191 $5,750.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1197 $11,500.00
8/30/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2915, 2915/Lot# 2083 $4,945.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4152 $4,025.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 116914 $6,380.00
6/4/2015 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5177 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 C $2.5 MS
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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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