Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 3,178
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $162.10 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 D $2.5 MS obverse 1853 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: As the tiny mintage would suggest, the 1853-D Liberty Head quarter eagle must be considered rare in any grade. Probably fewer than 100 coins still survive in all grades. Population data indicate that most 1853-D quarter eagles fall in the Extremely Fine grade range. The issue is usually weak in some portions of the surface, with the denticles often quite softly impressed. A few coins of the date exhibit deep prooflike surfaces, an unusual quality for a coin from the Dahlonega Mint. The Harry W. Bass Jr. coin (sold in October 1999) is the best example of a prooflike 1853-D quarter eagle that we have seen. The finest example seen for the date is the Duke’s Creek NGC MS 62 coin, which was sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1985 as a part of the Jasper Robinson Collection for the then princely sum of $18,150. An NGC MS 62 recently crossed the auction block for $25,850 in January, 2014.

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Last Updated: 6/3/2016

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1853 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 50
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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8/14/2016 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5767


Auction Prices Realized

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6/6/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1171, 1171/Lot# 1676 $2,004.50
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3424 $27,600.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3701 $15,525.00
12/8/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4414 $5,750.00
11/4/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131246/Lot# 28251 $5,875.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5362 $25,850.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 10041 $12,337.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16281726182919362048280734864016468650605547583662487543884913380182912546136067373553867740033
16601760186419732301303336624239481052225643597366797978103591501720681289963649637795391290
0000003662423948105222564359736679797810359150172068128996364963779500
0000003839446249355384573961107111841311869166542307132531369253823600
1853 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base1663176318681977236230993472379648665411608764737322772181358565901294769958104571097511511
1696179819042105260732233580415250475636621567567455785982788714916696361012410629111530
000000358041525047563662156756745578598278871491669636101241062900
000000368845095229586163447039758879978421886393219797102901080200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5547
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
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