Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,520
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.93 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 $2.5 MS obverse 1870 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This is a scarce P-mint issue with an original circulation output of only 4,520 pieces. Since the typical survivor of this delivery grades no higher than the XF grade level, the present Mint State specimen should be of obvious importance to gold enthusiasts.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1870 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 400 600 600 865 1075 1450 1875 4150 5050 8000 - - - - - - - -
$ 675 950 1175 1600 2250 4400 5500 8650 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/1994 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Sale #112, 112/Lot# 5164 $4,400.00
8/19/1995 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7653 $577.50
9/19/2001 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1484, 1484/Lot# 1795 $685.75
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1924 $17,825.00
3/13/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1274 $1,840.00
10/7/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 77255 $1,271.60
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121633 $776.60
8/30/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3360 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base418453492532575874132116582172244828023009308033244431504964731068415227220643247533667
429466505546674102314331829226425662871303231613693463755237876121981750625534328720
0000001433182922642566287130323161369346375523787612198175062553400
0000001545200023562684294030563242406248435998928013712197852900400
1870 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462968087411521416163923072648307533193686448347615051535456706000634467037076
55459964674496612401490186124202790315634413951457548575152545957806114646368270
0000001490186124202790315634413951457548575152545957806114646300
0000001564208425342932323735634217466849545253556458906229658300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2802
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2802
Owner: ddr70
 
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