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1841-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1841-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1841-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7722


Circulation strikes: 4,164
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, Georgia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of The Charlottegold Company

The 1841-D Quarter Eagle boasts a miniscule mintage of only 4,164 pieces, making it the fourth scarcest Quarter Eagle of the 1840's (after 1840-D, 1842, 1845-O, and 1848 CAL).  The 1841-D Quarter Eagle is one of the scarcest dates in the entire Liberty Head Quarter Eagle series.  The main reason for the scarcity of this date is that, in 1841, workers at the Dahlonega, Georgia Mint focused their attention on the higher denomination $5 gold pieces.  In fact, only one 1841-D Quarter Eagle was produced for every seven 1841-D Half Eagles.

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-58.  Sold as part of the "North Georgia Collection" of Southern Gold coins in January, 1999 by Heritage Numismatic Auctions.

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1237, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 434, illustrated, sold for $10,925.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 137, illustrated, sold for $10,925.00  Purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, May 31, 1968.  Earlier from Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2089, sold for $4,140.00 

Net VF-30, Lightly Burnished.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1238, illustrated, sold for $1,438.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service