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1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1847-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7746


Circulation strikes: 15,784
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:
NGC MS-64 (illustrated below).  Offered at the October 2001 Long Beach Coin & Collectibles Exposition by Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries.

PCGS MS-62.  Part of the Duke's Creek Collection of Southern Gold as of October 16, 1999.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 166, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, April 28, 1967

AU-55".  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 757, sold for $2,185.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2149, sold for $1,092.50

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.


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 1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1847-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle

Images courtesy of Ron Guth