Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-56
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $145.47 (3/3/2015)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1839/8 $2.5 MS obverse 1839/8 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the 1839 does not have an impressively low mintage, it is, nevertheless, a very scarce item in all grades. Usually only seen in VF-XF condition, AU coins are rarely encountered. In mint condition this is a landmark opportunity for the specialist.

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2/6/1995 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Sale #130, 130/Lot# 5806 $3,630.00
6/4/1995 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5821 $2,970.00
5/31/2004 PCGS XF 40   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2412 $1,380.00
3/6/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3025, 3025/Lot# 2542 $747.50
5/30/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4768 $4,025.00
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(5), 1188/Lot# 5809 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839/8 $2.5 MS
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1839/8 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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