|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The perfect Dahlonega quarter eagle for a type set. Many 1848-D quarter eagles have above average surfaces, a strong strike, and luster that is very frosty and attractive. Coloration ranges from orange-gold to coppery-gold to bright yellow-gold on orginal, uncleaned specimens. All these qualities help give this date great eye appeal. There are two known die varieties. Roughly 165 specimens exist with less than 8% being known in Mint State.