Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,404,668
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $132.07 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 $2.5 MS obverse 1853 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Readily available in the MS60 to 63 grade range due to the existence of a hoard, but as with so many other issues in the 19th-century U.S. gold series, only a small coterie of Uncirculated survivors can claim membership in the MS65 category, a claim that is attested by NGC population data.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/4/2015

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1853 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 375 380 400 435 660 700 1200 2000 7250 - - - - -
$ - - - - 480 - - - - 9000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1430
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3123 $4,485.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1307 $345.00
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4563 $1,121.25
11/16/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68114, 68114/Lot# 64370 $253.00
12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1164 $1,989.00
12/5/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2972, 2972/Lot# 2372 $391.00
6/30/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 118977 $660.00
4/28/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20616 $305.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34237240443947753957962067270575278382910131658219734864304612788681303913648
35238241545149755259263768372076279889012281837262637584911704010258132420
0000005926376837207627988901228183726263758491170401025800
0000006066546947367728139511443201730564031551979541164800
1853 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059831034110511521515153720012483392941814444472050095310
54658863673085289690193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481651090
00000090193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481600
00000090395710171081113613941529184623223447409743564628491200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1013
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 891
Owner: G & R coins
 
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