Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.86 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $2.5 PF obverse 1879 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

An extremely rare proof with a mintage of only 30 pieces. From that original production, it is estimated today that between 15 and 18 pieces still survive as recognizable proofs. According to Akers, 'Proofs are extremely rare and are less often seen than the more highly regarded Proofs of 1873 and 1875.'

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Last Updated: 10/29/2013

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1879 $2.5 PF
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1879 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1879 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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2/12/1999 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6193 $20,700.00
12/8/2004 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 December Dallas Signature Sale #277, 277/Lot# 6534 $28,750.00
1/3/2011 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1351 $2,185.00
1/10/2012 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January World Coin Non-Floor Session Session(2), 3017/Lot# 29835 $747.50
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5647 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $2.5 PF
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1879 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1879 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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