Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 23,226
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 (8/28/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

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1847 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 248
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
11/29/2000 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1382, 1382/Lot# 1687 $712.13
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 772 $2,875.00
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2371 $20,125.00
11/5/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 1302 $2,645.00
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5576 $2,350.00
12/5/2013 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 4885 $2,115.00
6/2/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20465 $3,760.00
7/20/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/20/2014, 197/Lot# 210544 $3,723.62


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1363147715581821217925852807300931943365364642464431487662867597947500000
1401150416461940231426592874307132513459384643084579534667238223947500000
0000002874307132513459384643084579534667238223947500000
0000002942313233083552404643694728581671608849947500000
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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