Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 4,808
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 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 C $2.5 MS obverse 1846 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: A fire in July of 1844 closed the Charlotte Mint until 1846. Production was limited, and therefore, the 1846-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is rare in all grades. The mintage of 4,808 coins is one of the lowest for the series. One or two high grade coins are known; otherwise most are well worn. On average, just a few examples are offered for sale in any given year. The most interesting striking characteristic for the 1846-C quarter eagle is the die rust that is so clearly evident on the obverse. This can be seen even on well-worn coins. Coins from clashed dies are also not uncommon. Some may be seen with matte-like surfaces, probably the result of saltwater submersion.

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1846 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 65
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7610 $33,350.00
11/7/2003 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7169 $10,637.50
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3206 $8,912.50
5/19/2008 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2531, 2531/Lot# 2249 $8,960.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6244 $1,725.00
11/10/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116913 $2,836.90
4/22/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6070 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 C $2.5 MS
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Base165817531843212425553172352540324431499260896720695177049415104871100600000
169017831937226827613290369441654618535862996797720282749772106601100600000
000000369441654618535862996797720282749772106601100600000
0000003863429848055723651068747453884510130108331100600000
1846 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base172518471941223326803317368345155276569763246973721079849740108391136700000
1766187820382382289234393960476954165906654070527468856910106110151136700000
0000003960476954165906654070527468856910106110151136700000
0000004238502255576115675771317726915510473111911136700000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 6089
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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