Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 16,788
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.78 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1848 C $2.5 MS obverse 1848 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: A large number of the 1848-C Liberty Head quarter eagles were struck from bulged dies, and the quality of manufacture is quite poor. The coins are difficult to grade and almost appear to be damaged. The strike is particularly weak on the central portions of the obverse around the word LIBERTY. A small portion of the mintage was sharply struck, and these coins command a premium. The typical 1848-C quarter eagle grades Very Fine or Extremely Fine. Quite a few examples have been graded in various states of About Uncirculated, but true Mint State coins are very rare. The finest examples graded to date have been in MS 62 condition, one of which sold in October 2015 for $12,925.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/1/2016

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1848 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 975 1250 1750 2400 3500 4050 5150 7250 12000 14500 22000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 9000 - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 158
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 776 $3,795.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3684 $16,100.00
6/1/2006 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3026 $2,300.00
6/12/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 256, 262/Lot# 5929 $3,147.55
2/18/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2655, 2655/Lot# 1816 $5,290.00
2/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1465 $4,887.50
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3607 $4,151.50
5/29/2011 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1181 $2,047.00
9/7/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215451 $2,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1477158316831928230226992948356434673868449955636007707779600000000
1512161617652053243427823153356436014078485457116364737179600000000
0000003153356436014078485457116364737179600000000
0000003359356437344289520858596720766679600000000
1848 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1563167317762029238828283087372236224037508457836240820086330000000
1600170718602149253529143299372237604386531759356893834486330000000
0000003299372237604386531759356893834486330000000
0000003510372238994735555060887547848986330000000
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: AU 58
Points: 4499
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 2948
Owner: Buzzard John
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer