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: $149.14 (9/16/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS obverse 1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS reverse


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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 540 650 800 1125 1125 1575 1700 2150 2800 3500 4000 6500 7750 11750 15500 22500 - - - -
$ 1250 1725 1875 2350 3050 3850 4400 7000 8500 13250 17000 24000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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4/5/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7690 $1,897.50
12/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8114 $2,300.00
1/9/2008 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3885 $1,610.00
8/11/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5810 $3,450.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1346 $369.15
8/1/2011 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3111, 3111/Lot# 1858 $1,035.00
9/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2016 $1,207.50
7/7/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106907 $935.00
9/25/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5079 $1,776.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base776831891954102116092087246426432754291030093406443151587878109121538322059229562388024830
79485191297612171768221225232680280629433141374746736064888912402176082235823264241960
00000022122523268028062943314137474673606488891240217608223582326400
00000023382583271728582976327340894915697199001389219833226572357200
1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8268869481015108416972194258527702885304731493560461753678163112741585022668235832452525494
846906970103812881862232426462808293930813286391248676299920012799181222297323897248480
00000023242646280829393081328639124867629992001279918122229732389700
000000245427082846299331153423426451177231102371432420395232782421100
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