Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,021
Catalog: KM-56
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $141.24 (7/1/2015)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
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1839 $2.5 MS obverse 1839 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1839 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 340 385 475 900 1750 3300 3750 4750 6850 15500 22000 35500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 87
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/4/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1918, 1918/Lot# 1940 $1,485.00
2/10/2008 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2291 $3,105.00
6/1/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4471 $4,600.00
6/1/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4470 $833.75
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9179 $2,415.00
2/12/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/12/2012, 7/Lot# 36177 $440.00
5/30/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4131 $2,585.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5533 $9,400.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170724 $707.30
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10284 $5,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839 $2.5 MS
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1839 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4389
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 3345
Owner: HalfCentsAndMore
 
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