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1856-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Obverse     1856-D Liberty Head Quarter Eagle Reverse

1856-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7779


Circulation strikes: 874
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-55 (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 3586, sold for $27,600.00

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 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