Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,469
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.56 (7/28/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 C $2.5 MS obverse 1860 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The 1860-C Liberty Head quarter eagle is the last issue from the Charlotte mint and is quite popular. It is always seen weakly struck on rough planchets. Only a few coins of the date are offered for sale each year. Most of these coins are in About Uncirculated condition at best. When David Akers wrote his book on quarter eagles, he reported only one Mint State coin. Years later Doug Winter estimated three in that grade. Now, NGC reports 11 Mint State coins. The population reports make this coin seem less rare than it really is. The finest-known example appears to be a NGC MS 63 coin that surfaced in the early 1990s. The coin more recently sold for $25,850 at auction in January 2014.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2016

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1860 C $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 112
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/11/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2258, 2258/Lot# 1988 $3,360.00
1/3/2007 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 5446 $2,990.00
7/8/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7666 $6,900.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6133 $3,737.50
1/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1214 $3,335.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4185 $3,593.75
10/18/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5586 $2,467.50
1/6/2016 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5550 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 C $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12581340142615151609210632323984492354176040640065026820796013254184352609437563388904025241649
1285136814551546177424813482429750875624616064346608720097241498120988299173800539344407170
000000348242975087562461606434660872009724149812098829917380053934400
0000003733461052525832628064686714758011489167082354133740384473979800
1860 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1314139814861578200930993273343545575115580061906925768380968524897094329912104101092611460
1342142715161721237231573327380947435343593064357177782082388672912495921007810582111040
000000332738094743534359306435717778208238867291249592100781058200
000000338141834929557160606680743079588381882192789752102441075400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4923
Owner: JTO
 
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