1848 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin

1848 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin

1848 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin
1848 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$150.43
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.12095 t oz
Face Value
$2.50 USD
Mintage
38,448
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1848

1848 Liberty Head $2.50 quarter eagles are historic gold coins that numismatists enjoy collecting. These gold quarter eagles were produced at the Philadelphia, Charlotte (C), and New Orleans (O) mints. While all 1848 gold coins are scarce by every measure, those struck at the Charlotte and Dahlonega mints are the rarest in terms of overall availability; these coins were not saved in substantial quantities to begin with, and most have been lost or melted.

Here is a rundown of the mintages and values for 1848 Liberty Head quarter eagle gold coins:

  • 1848, 6,500 minted; $550

  • 1848 “CAL.”, 1,389; $35,000

  • 1848-C, 16,788; $1,450

  • 1848-D, 13,771; $1,450

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine-20, unless otherwise noted.

An interesting story about the 1848 “CAL” quarter eagle is that it is technically the first United States commemorative coin, marking the discovery of gold near Coloma, California – effectively the start of the Gold Rush period. Liberty Head quarter eagle gold coins consist of a 90 percent gold and 10 percent copper composition – the ordinary “coin gold” alloy for gold coins of the time period. Also, 1848 Liberty Head $2.50 gold coins weigh 4.18 grams and have a diameter of 18 millimeters. That makes them roughly the same diameter as a standard U.S. dime. These gold quarter eagle coins contain a total of 0.1202 ounces of gold.

1848 $2.50 gold coins were designed by legendary engraver Christian Gobrecht. He served as the U.S. Mint’s chief engraver and is also well noted as the designer of Seated Liberty coinage, which ran from the late 1830s through 1891.



1848 Liberty Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle Coin Past Sales & Prices

1848-D $2 1/2 GOLD XF 40 PCGS 7751.40/8455261
Sale Price: $2,340.00
Date Sold: January 06, 2016
1848-D $2 1/2 GOLD XF 40 PCGS 7751.40/8455261
1848-D $2 1/2 PCGS AU55 - Pretty Branch Mint Quarter Eagle
Sale Price: $3,861.00
Date Sold: December 18, 2015
1848-D $2 1/2 PCGS AU55 - Pretty Branch Mint Quarter Eagle
1848 C $2.50 GOLD LIBERTY EF45 ANACS
Sale Price: $1,950.00
Date Sold: December 08, 2015
1848 C $2.50 GOLD LIBERTY EF45 ANACS
1848 C $2.50 Liberty Gold Lib Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Charlotte Mint #01128664b
Sale Price: $3,195.00
Date Sold: October 15, 2015
1848 C $2.50 Liberty Gold Lib Quarter Eagle PCGS AU 53 Charlotte Mint #01128664b
1848 $2.50 No CAL - NGC XF40 - RARE - PQ and PRICED RIGHT
Sale Price: $1,350.00
Date Sold: September 28, 2015
1848 $2.50 No CAL - NGC XF40 - RARE - PQ and PRICED RIGHT
1848-C $2.5 PGCS VF details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #28649811
Sale Price: $1,099.00
Date Sold: September 09, 2015
1848-C $2.5 PGCS VF details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #28649811
1848-C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle $2.50 - NGC AU - Rare Charlotte Gold Coin
Sale Price: $1,845.00
Date Sold: July 21, 2015
1848-C Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle $2.50 - NGC AU - Rare Charlotte Gold Coin

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