|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The 1855-D is not only the rarest quarter eagle struck at the Dahlonega Mint it is also the rarest coin of any denomination struck at the Dahlonega Mint. Rare and desirable and sought after by all the specialists in the Dahlonega Gold series. The strike is below average on both obverse (weakness found around the ear) and reverse (weakness found around the eagle's right leg, left claw and the top part of the shield). The surfaces on the 1855-D usually come with marked up fields and planchet problems lending to the overall below average eye appeal this date has. The very few original, uncleaned specimens that exist have coloration ranging from green-gold to coppery orange-gold. Less than 50 coins exist with no Mint State coins known.