Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 235,480
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.47 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1855 $2.5 MS obverse 1855 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in the various circulated grades, and relatively plentiful in the lowest Mint State grades. Gem quality examples, on the other hand, are extremely rare and almost non-existent.

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Price Guide

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1855 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 370 375 380 400 435 540 725 850 2250 3500 10250 22000 - - - -
$ 400 415 420 435 480 590 800 950 2500 4100 11250 25000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 375
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8465


Auction Prices Realized

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7/31/1993 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 7297 $330.00
2/3/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Bullet Sale #129, 129/Lot# 639 $495.00
7/18/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1461, 1461/Lot# 1850 $200.45
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1502 $11,500.00
10/7/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 521, 528/Lot# 5794 $334.65
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7312 $1,092.50
3/8/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8728 $388.70
10/7/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77251 $303.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $2.5 MS
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Base342372404439477539579620680719776811908120619693194418758508619128881953720357
3523824154514975525926406937387878431007146023773525474167731004215104198100
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000000606660706757799875110617142785385652957696114651732000
1855 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059931050113011811515153723223285521068837264766080728500
54658863673085289690193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779782140
00000090193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779700
00000090396310311103116414031529206029644568632571377528793400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 908
Owner: Yevrah
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 776
Owner: Spires
 
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