The 1856-D Liberty Quarter Eagle (Buy on eBay) represents the lowest mintage coin ever produced by the Dahlonega Mint with total production of just 874 coins. This issue also ranks as the rarest coin of the series from all of the southern mints of Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans.
Similar to many of the other coins struck at the southern mints, this issue was poorly produced and eye appeal is usually lacking. The coins are extremely difficult to grade due to striking softness and the somewhat crude appearance of most pieces.
Approximately 50 examples of the 1856-D Quarter Eagle are believed to exist, and these are always in demand. Some pieces have graded About Uncirculated, while a handful have even received uncirculated grades.
- Designer: Christian Gobrecht
- Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
- Weight: 4.18 grams
- Diameter: 18 mm
- Edge: Reeded