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: $159.90 (8/25/2016)
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
10/30/2005 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2111, 2111/Lot# 2440 $18,480.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1212 $19,200.00
7/8/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 495, 501/Lot# 7666 $6,900.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9231 $3,622.50
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5078 $4,118.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 C $2.5 MS
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Base16581753184320092335291032323345385244035417624866167431851513254000000
169017831898211825273017327035144036474156946371688877921009513254000000
000000327035144036474156946371688877921009513254000000
000000330736834219507959716493715981541167413254000000
1860 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base17491847194121132451304733803496403251155800648869257683881713672000000
178218781998222626503158341936754393534360296634717880611043513672000000
000000341936754393534360296634717880611043513672000000
000000345738534754557262596779743084391205413672000000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4403
Owner: Hornets Nest
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 3852
Owner: JTO
 
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