|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The most common quarter eagle struck at the Dahlonega Mint. The quality of surfaces, strike, luster and eye appeal are all above average. Original, uncleaned specimens have coloration ranging from orange-gold to coppery green-gold. There are four known die varieties. Two major die varieties are known small mintmark and large mintmark. The large mintmark is the rarest and commands a premium. Roughly 325 coins of this date still exist with less than 3% surviving in Mint State.