Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.71 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1886 $2.5 MS obverse 1886 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

A very rare date that is seldom offered, with a mintage of a meager 4,000 pieces for circulation.

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1886 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 400 400 500 600 675 750 1200 1300 2200 3600 7400 12500 18500 26000 - - -
$ 425 550 650 750 825 1300 1425 2400 4000 8000 13750 20500 28500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 141
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/24/1996 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0852, 852/Lot# 1860 $817.63
11/21/1997 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1997 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #179, 179/Lot# 451 $323.40
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8153 $5,405.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2165 $7,475.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1318 $883.20
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2135 $2,990.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1585 $1,552.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4602 $2,990.00
1/19/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165736 $660.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35138441545348965381595811771305147815831753223326993817451253678945127891858527432
362394427465543707862103112191362151316391913238830714048479765591022614721215340
00000086210311219136215131639191323883071404847976559102261472100
00000091011041262142015481696207325433444428050827752115071665300
1886 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base667719772829889951985101812461380155916681847234528283984471155828282113791591622652
68473679184990996299610941290143915951727201325063213422650016482931412891181610
0000009961094129014391595172720132506321342265001648293141289100
000000100711701335149916311787217926673598446852917382103461440300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1478
Owner: Endds
 
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