Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,823
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.69 (11/27/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 $2.5 MS obverse 1842 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The total coined for the year was just 2,823 pieces, most of which were lost or circulated for years into much lower grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2014

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1842 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 525 650 875 1600 3750 3750 7000 9500 11750 14250 21000 - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/15/2002 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22014, 22014/Lot# 17392 $1,207.50
4/25/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6847 $8,050.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4551 $6,900.00
3/24/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions "2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4)", 1138/Lot# 2061 $1,495.00
10/17/2012 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5345 $5,287.50
1/8/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5359 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 $2.5 MS
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Base20136672511381450246435834347508054866013632466857651876814788208492989843575450554657348128
25648586212421788283738374591521556616116644470078023107741680823865344574406845561470910
0000003837459152155661611664447007802310774168082386534457440684556100
0000004092483553505837622065647329839512781188282688139016445614606700
1842 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base653703754102119773545400543985213565762296564693173147712812685569002946699471044610963
669720843133924993698413646695361584763406686705874467850826987049156962610113106180
00000041364669536158476340668670587446785082698704915696261011300
00000042674941550960386452680871867579798884128853931197861027900
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 5080
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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