Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 140,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.66 (8/30/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 O $2.5 MS obverse 1852 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: Although the quantity struck for this date is somewhat high, locating an example in any grade can be difficult. Surprisingly few 1852-O Liberty Head quarter eagles are offered for auction each year. The mintage for this issue is much higher than that of the Dahlonega and Charlotte Mint issues, but in Mint State the coins are of similar rarity. The finest coins graded to date by NGC only achieved a rating of MS 63, and there have only been a few of those, the last having appeared for sale in 2003. The Harry W. Bass Jr. Collection only contained one Mint State example. The date can be softly struck on the wing tips and in the central portions. There are two distinct varieties of the date seen. One variety is seen with a normal mintmark, and the other shows a very large or heavy O.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/3/2016

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1852 O $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 510
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Grade
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4/26/2006 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2389 $747.50
9/18/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2261, 2261/Lot# 1995 $2,072.00
8/18/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 275, 281/Lot# 942 $1,955.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3717 $1,725.00
10/30/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131145/Lot# 23034 $747.50
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1202 $402.50
9/9/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131238/Lot# 22420 $329.00
8/31/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 211354 $1,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3603924294635027051472196925312834322034473601414151589855150602329536432377303906140427
3704044404765699601637215626322962329534983781448067231159017805276743686438173395160
000000163721562632296232953498378144806723115901780527674368643817300
000000180323432733309133713549396148198289133252055032053372973861700
1852 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base54458862976487410481301151526183113369940264273479555685894623465876956733977388153
55860167480093211321372188227833308380841084447505256766007635167107083747278760
0000001372188227833308380841084447505256766007635167107083747200
0000001443225029483503391741904621531057856120646968337211760500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3601
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3220
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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