Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,404,668
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.51 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 $2.5 MS obverse 1853 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Readily available in the MS60 to 63 grade range due to the existence of a hoard, but as with so many other issues in the 19th-century U.S. gold series, only a small coterie of Uncirculated survivors can claim membership in the MS65 category, a claim that is attested by NGC population data.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1853 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 370 375 380 400 435 540 715 750 1300 2000 7750 - - - - -
$ 400 415 420 435 480 590 775 825 1450 2300 8500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1412
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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8/9/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8462


Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2420 $172.50
10/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26103, 26103/Lot# 14231 $359.95
11/29/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2293, 2293/Lot# 1938 $952.00
7/17/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6094 $1,069.50
12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1164 $1,989.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4862 $287.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9683 $488.75
6/30/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 118977 $660.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34237240443947753957962067270575278382910131658219734864304612788681303913648
35238241545149755259263768372076279889012281837262637584911704010258132420
0000005926376837207627988901228183726263758491170401025800
0000006066546947367728139511443201730564031551979541164800
1853 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059831034110511521515153720012483392941814444472050095310
54658863673085289690193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481651090
00000090193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481600
00000090395710171081113613941529184623223447409743564628491200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1013
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 891
Owner: G & R coins
 
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