Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $158.03 (7/14/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 $2.5 PF obverse 1866 $2.5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 30 pieces suggests how rare this date is as a proof. But it is even rarer than one would imagine, Garrett and Guth suggest some were melted as unsold at year's end.

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1866 $2.5 PF
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1866 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1866 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/12/1999 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6192 $30,475.00
8/13/1999 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 7894 $13,225.00
7/26/2003 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10179 $21,850.00
12/27/2007 NGC PF 61   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 207, 213/Lot# 6239 $13,800.00
7/7/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4620 $37,375.00
9/7/2011 NGC PF 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction Session(6), 3015/Lot# 28051 $632.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $2.5 PF
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1866 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1866 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base11111111243631313891429647595336608968208428958811733111
11111118122667338440264450495155876332735688141030311733110
00000018122667338440264450495155876332735688141030311733100
000000116242899363741614604514358386576789292011101811733100
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