Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 384,240
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.61 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 $2.5 MS obverse 1856 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 370 375 380 400 435 540 700 860 1200 3700 7500 12000 - - - -
$ 400 415 420 435 480 590 775 950 1350 4000 8000 13000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 597
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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5/4/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8460 $644.00
3/26/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 7295 $345.00
7/4/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3095, 3095/Lot# 1891 $414.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(2), 3015/Lot# 23669 $13,800.00
10/23/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131144/Lot# 21682 $649.75
7/22/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 64548 $346.50
9/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2012 $2,300.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4127 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477539579620690735798838941118619072807363951087384108441616416877
352382415451497552592643705756811872102214262207308441285866853712617164010
00000059264370575681187210221426220730844128586685371261700
00000060666672077782490611041666250733614618662596901439000
1856 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059931050113011811515153720333382449955445868620765596927
54658863673085289690193410121076114712921522170224823754484756525981632466810
00000090193410121076114712921522170224823754484756525981632400
00000090396310311103116414031529186729324126519557606094644100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 735
Owner: Cheney
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 310
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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