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1849-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1849-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1849-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7754


Circulation strikes: 10,945
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 AU-58 (illustrated above).  Part of the Duke's Creek Collection of Southern Gold as of October 16, 1999.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 171, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  From Stack's sale of the Shapero Collection, October 1971, Lot 797

NGC AU-58.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 651, illustrated, sold for $6,440.00

AU-50, Whizzed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5973, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-61'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