Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 47,377
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $141.54 (7/1/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1858 $2.5 MS obverse 1858 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

David Akers (1988) believes that around 250 examples of the 47,377 pieces minted have survived to the present.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/5/2015

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1858 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 325 360 385 430 450 500 650 1500 2000 3500 6500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 2475 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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1/3/2001 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1392, 1392/Lot# 1640 $606.63
10/15/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1494, 1494/Lot# 1727 $337.60
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1917 $2,645.00
5/1/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 May (CSNS) Online Session #405, 405/Lot# 8850 $488.75
5/15/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 1382 $575.00
11/16/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68114, 68114/Lot# 64371 $460.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4876 $431.25
8/12/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131234/Lot# 25334 $352.50
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148164 $315.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477609777925120913691580170717992106283437835852846812447185701936020175
352382415451521665826101912621439162217371901234831504472672497941448818833196310
00000082610191262143916221737190123483150447267249794144881883300
000000875111413151509166417682003259134665162759611120165291909600
1858 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561568083190594097413631573184320012124240732164144440746814967526755795905
546588636730855916951110314331663189520422218267635254231449847765067537156870
000000951110314331663189520422218267635254231449847765067537100
000000962123315031753194820832312294638344319458948715167547500
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2106
Owner: SkyMan
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1580
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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