Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 10,220
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.47 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1849 C $2.5 MS obverse 1849 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As the low mintage would suggest, the 1849-C issue is one of the scarcest dates in all grades for Charlotte Mint quarter eagles. High-grade examples are almost never seen. The population reports indicate a concentration of survivors in the Extremely Fine and About Uncirculated grades. Just a few coins have been graded Mint State. The Smithsonian collection has an example that grades Mint State, which is also exceptional. An exception for the issue is by far finest known example that surfaced in 2012. The coin was certified by NGC as MS 65 and sold for $69,000. The date on the 1849-C Liberty Head quarter eagle shows minor repunching on the 49. On the reverse, the mintmark is tucked tightly beneath the eagle and is the same on coins dated 1850 and 1851.

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1849 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 98
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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3/26/2000 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1287, 1287/Lot# 1612 $7,385.00
4/25/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6856 $8,912.50
9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2359 $8,050.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5365 $2,585.00
8/8/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 4977 $8,812.50
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3797 $8,225.00
2/23/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 171532 $4,959.90
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 4082 $5,875.00
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30253 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051609170719692401288533653747406446305515678771989271105151152912937349150000
15401642179421132562304534923853425349255939692478899686108531199820263349150000
00000034923853425349255939692478899686108531199820263349150000
000000362039584441522063637061858010100111911246827589349150000
1849 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15891697179920722519302135183912423948235734704274659592108671190613348357700000
162517311890222126863187364940214434512761707183817410017112131238720822357700000
000000364940214434512761707183817410017112131238720822357700000
000000378141304628543066067324888310442115601286728296357700000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5515
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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