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1850-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1850-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1850-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7757


Circulation strikes: 12,148
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:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1206, illustrated, not sold

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 174, not illustrated, sold for $5,750.00  Purchased from Joe Flynn, August 1, 1972

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1207, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 442, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

EF-40, Field Tooled, Brushed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5975, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-62'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