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1855-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1855-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1855-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7776


Circulation strikes: 1,123
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, Georgia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Hancock & Harwell Rare Coins

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58 (illustrated above).  Part of the Duke's Creek Collection of Southern Gold as of October 16, 1999.

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3585, sold for $19,550.00

PCGS AU-55 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 678, sold for $17,250.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3949, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00 From Stack's Miles Collection, October 1968:169; Harry W. Bass, Jr. II, Bowers and Merena Galleries, October, 1999:478.

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1261, illustrated, sold for $16,675.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s 1999 ANA Sale, Lot 739 - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 766, "Type 2", sold for $5,290.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-60'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 1855-D Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1855-D Quarter Eagle

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.