Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,021
Catalog: KM-56
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $155.57 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 $2.5 MS obverse 1839 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1839 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 340 385 475 900 1750 1750 3300 3750 4750 6850 8750 15500 21750 35500 - - - - - - -
$ 1950 3500 3950 5250 8000 9500 17500 25000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
9/2/2003 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23092, 23092/Lot# 14255 $1,955.00
5/31/2004 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2411 $3,450.00
8/4/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1918, 1918/Lot# 1940 $1,485.00
4/27/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6305 $3,737.50
2/12/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36177 $440.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4131 $2,585.00
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30226 $1,175.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 $2.5 MS
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1839 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2585
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 2048
Owner: HalfCentsAndMore
 
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