Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 34,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $150.23 (10/20/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 O $2.5 MS obverse 1857 O $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857-O is more available in high grades than its mintage figure of 34,000 pieces would suggest. This is probably because of a small group of pieces that were found in the Jackson, Tennessee Hoard several years ago.

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Price Guide

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1857 O $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 340 385 500 500 1200 1450 1950 3250 4850 5400 8500 16000 - - - - - - -
$ 575 1400 1600 2250 3750 5350 6000 9250 18000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 267
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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11/15/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3219
11/15/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7382


Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1077 $4,255.00
10/5/2009 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2754, 2754/Lot# 1818 $368.00
6/13/2011 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 592, 599/Lot# 1430 $897.00
8/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131236/Lot# 29224 $1,645.00
2/7/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4762 $1,233.75
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3352 $1,997.50
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 163048 $900.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 O $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3814154504875277931549204824832727304732383447409551586685116931739126231400864147842906
3924264625006151045171521932564283331103307366344495667835413592203373084940550419540
00000017152193256428333110330736634449566783541359220337308494055000
000000188123382645294031743377387948036176100231549123284354674101400
1857 O $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462969283110101538192826102963340636613922473462866642701373997800821786519101
55459965073889011861668215527273110349137484192525164046765714175327939836188010
0000001668215527273110349137484192525164046765714175327939836100
0000001798238228453258357638354463576865236889727076668078850600
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