Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,500
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $132.54 (7/28/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 $2.5 MS obverse 1848 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is an extremely popular date for it is the year of the famous CAL quarter eagle, although there were 7,497 examples coined without the countermark. Presumably, these were struck in gold from other sources. Walter Breen noted that Jacob Shapiro, aka J.F. Bell, circulated want lists for this issue in the late 1950s, notifying dealers of the actual rarity of the issue. As a result, some consider this date to be overrated, however, we believe that is not the case. Few Mint State examples are known, as reflected by the population data.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/3/2015

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1848 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/2/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7549 $5,175.00
11/3/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2372 $5,462.50
3/24/2010 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2086 $2,175.80
2/20/2011 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3017, 3017/Lot# 2640 $1,897.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7300 $5,462.50
10/18/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5559 $1,762.50
2/27/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5182 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base74980686392599013932106261431153396376539844202469458369560135891964028838299313105332207
768825883946112416302275278132083519383840564366507470771090315606227062920230305314370
000000227527813208351938384056436650747077109031560622706292023030500
000000244429483302364239114129453054558318122461762325772295663067900
1848 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base800858918983105114722213274032583549393041574381488860649888140152019929580306933183733012
8198789391005119117192388291233553676400542314550528073381126316076233262995131074322280
000000238829123355367640054231455052807338112631607623326299513107400
000000256430853452380340814306471956728613126391813726453303223145500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4694
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3765
Owner: BillJones
 
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