Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 14,923
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.86 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 C $2.5 MS obverse 1851 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Most of the known coins of this date fall solidly in the Extremely Fine range. Mint State coins are scarce and seldom seen. Production quality for the issue varies, and while some coins are well struck, others are poorly made. Several examples we have seen were struck from severely clashed dies. The 1851-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is sometimes found with peculiar obverse die scratches across the face of Liberty; these can appear to be damage at first glance. The mintmark is tucked tightly beneath the eagle and can almost disappear with casual observation. The Smithsonian coin is in well-worn Extremely Fine condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/3/2016

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1851 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
8/19/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0868, 868/Lot# 2010 $18,375.00
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 785 $3,565.00
2/4/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2512 $13,800.00
4/21/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 363, 369/Lot# 1206 $4,887.50
5/24/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1202 $7,475.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4171 $2,115.00
5/11/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192865 $821.70
1/6/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6366 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14501558160918862335275431033406356440804912561062486753864412607000000
14861575170120362475287032043459373643575145582364167383996512607000000
00000032043459373643575145582364167383996512607000000
000000330535113908463553776035658580141128612607000000
1851 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15311644169719852451288532473560372242555111583264887008894913010000000
156916621793214025963006335136143900454053516051666176551030313010000000
000000335136143900454053516051666176551030313010000000
000000345636684077482655926269683583021165613010000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4912
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4080
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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