Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,283,788
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.80 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1861 $2.5 MS obverse 1861 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among earlier P-mint dates in the series, the 1861 New Reverse is among the more obtainable issues at the Uncirculated level.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 608
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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9/6/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3352


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9/26/2004 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1940, 1940/Lot# 1471 $253.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159906 $224.00
12/29/2013 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 244 $400.00
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1706 $352.50
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9467 $352.50
6/3/2014 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4555 $493.50
7/6/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175394 $660.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6931 $1,439.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147753957962065968472174580210591531179930803669511572561046715342
1111594975525926336676967297648871216162022263276415158288326120920
000000592633667696729764887121616202226327641515828832600
000000606646675708737783973137317092653347246336542939600
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