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1846-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1846-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse


1846-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7742

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 19,303
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 Professional Coin Grading Service

Varieties:
D over D (repunched mintmark)

Notes:
The finest 1846-D Quarter Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 157, illustrated, sold for $10,925.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of September 1973, Lot 1037

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1203, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

NGC AU-58.  Heritage 01/2004: 9005, $4,600.00, Variety 8-L

PCGS AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 648, "Normal Mintmark", illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

PCGS AU-58 (illustrated below).  Ex - Lester Merkin's sale of September 1967, Lot 310 - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part III Sale", May 25-26, 2000, Lot 131, "Normal Mintmark", sold for $6,325.00 - Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries, offered at the October 2001 Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Exposition

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2094 at $4,140.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1246, illustrated, sold for $4,485.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 159, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00  The Eliasberg Coin, from the sale of the United States Gold Coin Collection, October 1982, Lot 138

AU-50, Whizzed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5969, not illustrated, sold for $897.00

Net VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 160, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  From Paramount's sale of November 1971, Lot 1000

Net Fine-12.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2148 at $483.00

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

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1846-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1846-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle

Images courtesy of Ron Guth