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1854-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1854-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1854-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7771


Circulation strikes: 1,760
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-60.  Ex - Chestatee Collection - Heritage 01/2004: 9006, $20,700.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3584, sold for $17,825.00

Recent appearances:
Net EF-40, sharpness of EF-45, cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 448, illustrated, not sold

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

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