Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100,546
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.61 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1843 $2.5 MS obverse 1843 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 100,546 pieces were struck of the 1843-P, it is a much scarcer coin than its mintage would indicate and it is especially elusive in Mint State grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1843 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 440 440 750 825 1075 1400 2500 3150 4400 7250 15750 - - - - - -
$ 490 800 900 1175 1575 2750 3450 4750 7850 17000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 184
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/8/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 2035 $263.75
4/6/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 1602 $2,884.20
2/5/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 1949 $851.00
10/30/2007 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27111, 27111/Lot# 11383 $388.70
2/10/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2294 $2,415.00
7/9/2009 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1304 $1,092.50
6/23/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 120361 $342.10
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4851 $656.83


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477908142117992094226825012643275431033817536784771224017957267402777328836
352382415451620107915471897215223452548268028703341433364039731141452088427084281270
0000001547189721522345254826802870334143336403973114145208842708400
00000016731995221024232595271729863579485074401098516051238122742800
1843 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156928319741066115217622068244826652965327739656385674571207510791683378776
54658864073887810041094135518642194252027653069350647716505687072507645805684830
0000001094135518642194252027653069350647716505687072507645805600
0000001123155819662321259228653173373555786625699573807780819600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2754
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2268
Owner: Coin Trader
 
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