Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,295
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.84 (8/26/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 C $2.5 MS obverse 1854 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1854-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is a scarce and popular coin in all grades. Most of the coins offered are well circulated, and Mint State examples are very rare. Coins of this date are frequently found to have been harshly cleaned or damaged. A pleasing 1854-C quarter eagle is quite the prize. Most surviving specimens are softly struck in the center, especially on the eagle’s left wing and about the shield. On the reverse a small die break runs from the fraction bar into the rim. The Smithsonian specimen is a pleasing Uncirculated coin and among the finest known. The finest example that the authors have seen was a coin sold by Mid-American Rare Coin Auctions in 1985. It was from the famous Jasper Robin Collection and was later graded by NGC as MS 62.

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1854 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
9/10/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1803 $69,000.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3215 $18,400.00
6/21/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2708, 2708/Lot# 2872 $5,980.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9222 $4,657.50
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116880 $2,750.00
1/6/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(8), 1231/Lot# 8909 $2,115.00
3/3/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1233/Lot# 5041 $5,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1609170717992009230228853126344737834111455258186437737482000000000
1642173818692107249629653233355938924258497460246749764982000000000
0000003233355938924258497460246749764982000000000
0000003340367140024405539662317062792582000000000
1854 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1697179918952109241730213270360139484287474260466682764684940000000
1731183119662212261831043380371740614439517762587003792984940000000
0000003380371740614439517762587003792984940000000
0000003491383241744590561164707325821184940000000
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4552
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
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