|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The 1844-D is a common quarter eagle within the Dahlonega series. Most specimens are weakly struck on both obverse and reverse. A few coins exist that are strong struck and they command higher premiums. The surfaces are usually below average because of clashmarks and abrasions on both obverse and reverse. The 1844-D usually has thick, frosty luster. Original, uncleaned quarter eagles of this date have coloration ranging from bright yellow-gold to coppery orange-gold. Two die varieties are known. Less than 175 survive with less than 9% known in Mint State.