Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $146.88 (10/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1880 $2.5 MS obverse 1880 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Just 2,960 business strikes were produced and all are scarce, especially in Mint condition.

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Price Guide

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1880 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 615 775 885 1275 1550 1775 2375 4000 6500 13500 - - - - -
$ 390 675 825 975 1400 1700 1950 2600 4400 7000 15000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 143
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/6/1998 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Sale #187, 187/Lot# 6276 $8,050.00
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1930 $920.00
6/8/2008 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2539, 2539/Lot# 2805 $896.00
5/27/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1541 $3,105.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1579 $920.00
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 4648 $1,840.00
9/6/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1174/Lot# 9580 $381.88
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120581 $338.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3513844154534897741039125814251526166617531886212430803902520162489972142732076630683
3623944274655848621112131314581572169517971965244233544335555074891140516437240710
000000111213131458157216951797196524423354433555507489114051643700
000000118513691492161917241841204427613628476858998730128391860100
1880 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90096210301100117412511291133215051611175618471985223332234072541164889171125971761725068
92098410531124119912641304138915401659178618932067256335064518577073821031314270201000
000000130413891540165917861893206725633506451857707382103131427000
000000131814471575170718161939215028933789496461298276114551594300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1666
Owner: Endds
 
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