Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,226
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $152.06 (2/24/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1847 C $2.5 MS obverse 1847 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: With the highest mintage of any Charlotte Mint quarter eagle, it is not surprising that the date is also one of the most available in the series. When assembling a type set of Southern branch-mint gold coins, the 1847-C Liberty Head quarter eagle will probably represent the Charlotte quarter eagle. Although the issue is generally available, most of the coins seen are represented by well-worn examples. The date is usually well struck, with the exception of the eagle’s right leg. Harry W. Bass Jr. must have had a special interest in this issue, as he possessed five examples. The Smithsonian has four 1847-C quarter eagles. The finest graded by NGC has been MS 64, one of which sold at auction in January 2012 for $17,365.

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1847 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 246
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1995 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7625 $1,375.00
11/5/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1302 $2,645.00
6/22/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3089, 3089/Lot# 1922 $2,645.00
1/29/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1185 $1,437.50
5/30/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4788 $3,335.00
7/28/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 105708 $1,551.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3345 $2,232.50
2/3/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4552 $1,410.00
3/27/2015 NGC MS 88   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7336 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $2.5 MS
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Base1363147715581821217925852807300931943365364642464431487662867597947500000
1401150416461940231426592874307132513459384643084579534667238223947500000
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1847 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base46264840506052875522640474928344912195731017810543108271168414126168432158800000
46974913513653655816676777768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000077768603927297751030010638111131249815032184252158800000
00000080608862942299761042110732113981331215937200062158800000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6286
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3459
Owner: CharlotteDude
 
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