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1848-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1848-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1848-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7751


Circulation strikes: 13,771
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 as of October 17, 1999

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1250, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2151 at $4,370.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 169, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From Stack's sale of the Bareford Collection, December 1978, Lot 96; Stack's sale of the Lee Collection, October 1947, Lot 1119; acompanying Lee envelope with "Ex. Clapp Coll./Oct. 4, 1947" handwritten in black ink

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3948, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

AU-50, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5972, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

NGC EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 441, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63'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