Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Charlotte
Mintage: 7,295
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $147.50 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 C $2.5 MS obverse 1854 C $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1854-C is a bit more available in higher grades than one might think from an issue with a small production figure of only 7,295 pieces. There are as many as six or seven true Uncirculated coins.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1854 C $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1000 1100 1350 1650 2650 2650 4800 5600 6400 8250 10500 12000 26500 - - - - - - - -
$ 2900 5250 6000 7200 9250 11500 14000 28500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
3/2/2000 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2000 Ft. Lauderdale Bullet Sale #223, 223/Lot# 465 $12,650.00
5/30/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 789 $5,520.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4689 $8,337.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1205 $6,612.50
10/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3372, 3372/Lot# 3223 $2,200.00
1/1/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12603 $2,820.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 116880 $2,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 C $2.5 MS
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Base12581340142615151609223332493952451448355260551559226951820013084182482589937376386994005641447
1285136814551546181725713483413946214976534556506265736798281480520798297243781739151405190
000000348341394621497653455650626573679828148052079829724378173915100
0000003717432647285118543057866608778311456165262334833550382583960300
1854 C $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base13331418150716001697234533974123470350335472573461537210849413498187782658438274396204100142416
13611447153816321913269536394316481351795559587365057638101621525821380304803872240080414720
0000003639431648135179555958736505763810162152582138030480387224008000
0000003881450949235325564660136857806611830170182398234377391714054000
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