Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,123
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $160.56 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 D $2.5 MS obverse 1855 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1855-D Liberty Head issue is one of the rarest quarter eagles from the Dahlonega Mint. The date is usually seen poorly struck, with the customary weakness in the central portions of the obverse and reverse. The denticles are very weak and only partially visible on most specimens. Most of the coins graded in the last few years have been in the Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated grade ranges. Just a few have been graded at the Mint State level. Surprisingly, the finest known example resides in the Smithsonian. The coin grades MS 62 in my opinion. The Duke’s Creek Collection coin is the finest in private hands and grades NGC MS 61. That coin sold for $34,500 in 2006.

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1855 D $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61


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11/3/2005 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 3908 $37,950.00
4/6/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1512 $54,625.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4400 $43,700.00
7/31/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1225 $23,000.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11660 $22,425.00
3/27/2015 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7339 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 D $2.5 MS
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Base227223972529266528074141574768207608805886529007916095881051516245213082847838773401324152542954
23132441257427123251467661047082775882568770905893029897124251793223698319093922640596420010
0000006104708277588256877090589302989712425179322369831909392264059600
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1855 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base238525162652279429414319597370777886834789579322947899181086716731219012921339696410784249643950
242825612699284334004870634173468039855090789374962410234128211845424338327074015641550429800
00000063417346803985509078937496241023412821184542433832707401564155000
00000067097616819387539200942697711055014776201772677536201406174202300
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