A survey of 19th century business strike coin
$2.5 CORONET HEAD (1840-1899)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $2.5 1853
Full Grade: NGC MS 62
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Coronet Quarter Eagles   Score: 1013
19th Century Gold   Score: 891
A survey of 19th century business strike coin   Score: 891
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)

Owner Comments:

This little coin is a family heirloom on my wife’s side. As the story goes the father of my wife’s aunt received four quarter eagles for serving on a jury. How he would have been paid that much for jury duty is beyond me, but that was the story. They gave three of the coins to their daughters who ended up losing them. This fourth one they decided to sell to my wife and I since I am a collector. The coin was nice enough to get certified and so here it is.

It is a very nice example of the 1853 quarter eagle which is a common date in the series. It has been estimated that 1,250 examples of this coin have survived. That number seems quite low to me. I would place the number of survivors at closer to 8 to 10 thousand pieces in all grades.

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