Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 88,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.94 (7/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $2.5 MS obverse 1879 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1879 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 385 395 405 435 575 700 780 1025 1625 4100 7750 - - - -
$ 390 410 415 425 450 600 750 820 1125 1800 4400 17250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 897
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8471


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5/25/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22111, 22111/Lot# 11864 $1,437.50
5/12/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1882, 1882/Lot# 1628 $825.00
9/3/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 174, 180/Lot# 1735 $431.25
10/23/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1955 $2,990.00
7/4/2010 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210072, 210072/Lot# 22850 $345.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1577 $1,080.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1343 $322.00
8/14/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/14/2011, 131/Lot# 13222 $550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3273543864204565275635976186316506637159971351188630574141545578711154117176
3363643974324795395746046226376546808091115152922763418457962609094134190
000000574604622637654680809111515292276341845796260909400
0000005856116266436586979031233170726663779501770651031700
1879 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base39843146950754959361564065967469570976410601429198531984319605588881324320008
40944348152156360062364666468169972786211831614238935714897699910339154980
0000006236466646816997278621183161423893571489769991033900
0000006316526696887047459611306179927933945547679431179100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1351
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 650
Owner: American Freedom
 
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