Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,600
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.58 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $2.5 MS obverse 1868 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Only 3,600 examples of this issue were produced for circulation, and few of those survive today.

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1868 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 400 500 500 750 885 1050 1400 2400 3250 5250 - - - - - - - -
$ 600 825 975 1150 1700 2700 3600 5750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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11/10/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0996, 996/Lot# 2082 $448.38
5/28/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3024 $2,185.00
2/1/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1374 $1,725.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5062 $862.50
1/5/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12383 $690.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6285 $479.55
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(2), 3015/Lot# 23676 $5,462.50
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4788 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base418453492532575856113413631554167018301928240132384141526485621256418714282672934430450
42946650554666894812101426159217231862208526803539451563639896146142189828626297120
0000001210142615921723186220852680353945156363989614614218982862600
00000012861490163117761895224329593840488974621123016664250822898500
1868 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base450487527570615911120214421641176219262029251933864319547688641296619253289983009531222
4625005415857131008128215081681181619602192280836974704660510231150612250129363304700
00000012821508168118161960219228083697470466051023115061225012936300
00000013621574172118711994235530974008509077341159817157257492972900
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 3386
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1830
Owner: wasatch coins
 
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