|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The 1852-D is the first in a string of seven very rare and low mintage Dahlonega Mint quarter eagles ending in 1859 (no quarter eagles were struck at the Dahlonega Mint in 1858). It is most often seen in grades of Very Fine to Extremely Fine. About Uncirculated and better coins are very rare. The date usually has an average strike and surfaces that are lightly marked and have mint-made planchet problems. Original, uncleaned specimens have coloration ranging from rose-gold to deep orange-gold and luster that is very frosty. Less than 80 coins survive with nine Mint State pieces known.