Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.99 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS obverse 1859 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS reverse


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1859 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 350 375 400 450 525 525 900 975 1200 1900 3000 3550 4450 7000 9500 - - - - - -
$ 575 950 1075 1325 2550 3300 3850 5100 7500 10500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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8/13/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 1607 $805.00
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 3364 $2,875.00
5/27/2007 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 535 $575.00
10/13/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 1336 $603.75
6/17/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3521 $1,725.00
9/12/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2923, 2923/Lot# 2483 $1,782.50
3/17/2011 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4648 $1,268.45


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4184534925325759081206145019492215255527542834310342907051103261535123145240742503126015
4294665055466861007128716162037232826212780292334985210814212001179492345424393253590
00000012871616203723282621278029233498521081421200117949234542439300
00000013681782212624412687280730133894613092341367620547237642471200
1859 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6226707217748319151016111015501785208522612407264831983560571367107084747278778297
6386877387938599481047125616281885214323092487283133184277604568347213760780170
0000001047125616281885214323092487283133184277604568347213760700
0000001078140317061985220223582567301434394995637769597342774200
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