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1845-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1845-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1845-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7738


Circulation strikes: 19,460
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, GA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62 (illustrated above).  Part of the Duke's Creek Collection of Southern Gold

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7498, illustrated, sold for $5,462.50

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 155, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, June 6, 1972

PCGS AU-55.  Heritage 01/2004: 9004, $4,887.50, Variety 6-I

Sharpness of AU-50 but cleaned and slightly bent.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3946, illustrated, sold for $920.00

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

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