Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 11,264
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.54 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 D $2.5 MS obverse 1851 D $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1851-D is a much scarcer date than the 1849-D or the 1850-D although the three dates are comparably priced. Around 100-110 pieces are known with an estimated 18-23 that grade About Uncirculated and five verified Uncirculated examples.

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1851 D $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 800 1100 1400 2500 2500 4150 5000 5750 8000 11500 13750 23000 - - - - - - - -
$ 2800 4400 5500 6600 9000 13000 16000 25000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/4/1998 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1046, 1046/Lot# 2051 $1,424.25
5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 786 $5,750.00
2/9/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 2632 $5,462.50
4/26/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2382 $5,635.00
3/24/2010 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2099 $3,335.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9251 $4,025.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 9959 $805.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 163168 $2,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 D $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13801466155916541753219730093601412044174812504952015563743110675144541993227980290483014731275
1408149715901687190124673206377442194548489150995321618585121193416280226142833629414305230
000000320637744219454848915099532161858512119341628022614283362941400
000000340339474318468049705150544268089593131941810625297286922978000
1851 D $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14591549164517441847230831493761429746035010525454115783770411032149002049728705297943091332063
1489158116781778200025883353393943994738509153065535642388131232116765232332906830167312960
000000335339394399473850915306553564238813123211676523233290683016700
000000355741184501487451725358565970639922136101863125969294313054000
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