Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 4,078
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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1852 D $2.5 MS obverse 1852 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The Mintage for the 1852-D Liberty Head quarter eagle is substantially lower than in previous years from the Dahlonega Mint. Examples are truly rare in all grades, with the average coin seen being in Very Fine or Extremely Fine condition. A few MS 62 examples have been offered in the last couple of years, but this seems to be an exception. For many years there were very few nice collections of Southern gold offered for sale. The last couple of decades has seen the dispersal of several great collections, the Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection being one of the most complete. The sell-off of great collections has provided collectors with unique opportunities for acquisition that are seldom available. The finest known coin of the date is the NGC MS 64 example from the great Duke’s Creek Collection of Dahlonega gold. This coin sold for $57,500 in 2006.

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1852 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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9/19/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2367 $6,900.00
2/5/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 973 $6,900.00
6/21/2009 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2708, 2708/Lot# 2870 $5,635.00
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4124 $2,585.00
11/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 131379 $3,025.00
5/25/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131422/Lot# 22168 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 D $2.5 MS
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1852 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base14661559165417531911333238224234528658316512690371388014843988819341981710311108231135411904
1497159016871805238434953959458454676058664269817430815585869034949999811048111000115370
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0000004096493556496285677270597722829787339187965810146106521117700
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