|Quarter Eagles 1839 - 1859||Liberty Head 1840-1859|
|Diameter: 18 millimeters||
|Weight: 64.5 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The 1857-D quarter eagle has an above average strike, well perserved surfaces, and frosty luster that gives the date great eye appeal. Original, uncleaned specimens have coloration ranging from bright yellow-gold to medium rose-gold. A great type coin because of its low mintage and availablity of examples that can be found with a pleasing appearance. Less than 100 specimens survive with less than 12% being Mint State.