Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 9,148
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $162.01 (9/25/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 C $2.5 MS obverse 1850 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Like the 1849-C quarter eagle, the 1850-C Liberty Head issue is quite rare in Mint State. More examples, however, are seen in the lower states of preservation. Original coins with luster are very desirable. Most 1850-C quarter eagles are weakly struck, particularly on the central portions. The eagle’s left leg is usually very softly impressed. Many survivors of this date exhibit moderate die clashing on both the obverse and reverse. Harshly cleaned examples are also frequently encountered. The Smithsonian specimen is a pleasing About Uncirculated coin. The finest graded example of the date is a single MS 63 that sold for $25,300 in September 2005.

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1850 C $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 875 950 1250 1775 2600 3850 4550 5400 7800 12750 15500 22750 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 27500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/8/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4688 $12,075.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 960 $4,830.00
2/9/2006 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 2625 $2,760.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3690 $13,225.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3211 $2,990.00
5/22/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 2505 $5,520.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9220 $2,645.00
8/10/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5766 $2,831.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1477158316581928231928073033338636573952464359226248716880580000000
1512160817482058248228823151347637554182506960316555746580580000000
0000003151347637554182506960316555746580580000000
0000003268356738544413549661396861776180580000000
1850 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13331418150716001697207231743912477252315814615364887077834713725192192738139659410414245743910
13611447153816321822243934204198492554255927626466847500101391555621939314734011941513429410
0000003420419849255425592762646684750010139155562193931473401194151300
0000003666448550785619604063766880792311932173872466035566405804198500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6248
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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