Coin Specifications

Category: Early $2.50 (1796-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,800
Catalog: KM-46
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 4.3700g
AGW: 0.1287oz
Melt Value: $161.22 (10/21/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1827 $2.5 MS obverse 1827 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is quite a rare coin in an absolute sense and even more so in high grades. This is thanks in large part to a tiny mintage of 2,800 pieces, and in even larger part to the wholesale melting of all gold coins that took place in the early 1830s when the intrinsic value of the gold in U.S. coinage exceeded the face value. Not more than 50 pieces are believed to exist in all grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/27/2014

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1827 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 2500 3750 5850 7450 11100 11100 15700 19150 24250 26500 32000 36800 48000 71000 115050 196000 - - - - -
$ 12350 17000 20500 26000 29000 34500 39100 53000 78000 125000 215000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/11/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7446 $25,300.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11655 $23,000.00
4/18/2013 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 April 1809 & 22-23 CICF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 3024/Lot# 23298 $4,406.25
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4706 $25,850.00
3/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30215 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 $2.5 MS
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000000495153205620592761786349676776239179111271354316763211302713600
1827 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base29633202345537224157461749525254567459276274648866447210824710123121811486218459233503009339518
3042328635443867431047285052539457586042634565406832755588721080913074160612008925597332340
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000000515355345842615864166592702179019497114951396817260217192784500
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