Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 153,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.83 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 O $2.5 MS obverse 1854 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: In lower grades, the 1854-O Liberty Head quarter eagle is not too difficult to locate. It was not so long ago that the date was considered little more than a common issue. As can be seen from the population data, About Uncirculated examples are rather plentiful. In Mint State the 1854-O quarter eagle can be considered a rare coin. The finest example was graded at the MS 64 level and last sold in the Harry W. Bass Jr. sale in 1999. It has been reported that this date was represented in the Jackson, Tennessee, hoard of gold coins found in 1985. One of the most memorable features of this issue is the weakness of strike in the central portions of the date. Many examples are found with this anomaly; otherwise, the date is usually well struck.

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1854 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 290 300 345 385 440 550 575 775 1075 2100 2900 5250 12750 23500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 6100 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 514
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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10/24/1999 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1226, 1226/Lot# 1492 $474.75
4/16/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 135, 140/Lot# 2523 $511.75
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9257 $1,063.75
9/11/2011 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/11/2011, 135/Lot# 16733 $715.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12632 $690.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1941 $471.50
1/17/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131604/Lot# 27374 $258.50
5/29/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131623/Lot# 21513 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477563903116614371594180219282464340644035747101001546723969375513887840239
35238241545150567699012561489166318442106277837384851719811889183012849637993393310
0000009901256148916631844210627783738485171981188918301284963799300
00000010781346154117321886228530924070529986491367821135330233843500
1854 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base532575615692831894983106615471799211723022648365751996753712975197925834887869242
5465886407388529231010122616311905217824172984417157176878725976548066849489380
0000001010122616311905217824172984417157176878725976548066849400
0000001038138617152011224025323320468562357003738977898207864000
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 1166
Owner: JTO
 
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