Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 22,563
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $131.48 (8/5/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 $2.5 MS obverse 1860 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1859, James Longacre modified the reverse of the quarter eagle with the result that the arrowheads became smaller and more widely spaced. This new reverse did not immediately displace the old design and both remained in use at the Philadelphia Mint simultaneously through 1861. The 1860 Old Reverse was an unknown issue at the time that Breen wrote his Encyclopedia in 1988. The first example was discovered in a Stack's auction and displayed at the 1991 FUN Convention. Representatives of this variety are much rarer than their 1859 and 1861 counterparts.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/5/2015

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1860 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 48
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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11/3/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149217 $3,245.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3802 $4,700.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6451 $1,410.00
1/19/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165732 $687.50
1/7/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11281 $399.50
3/31/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33706 $446.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114776208601059124713601514160917072009249537835264762811060162892434736893
111159524700926112112841411154516411807217129244276605287721280318975285290
00000092611211284141115451641180721712924427660528772128031897500
00000099211841322146215771674190823333353477068409916145462166100
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