Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.40 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 TYPE 2 $2.5 MS obverse 1861 TYPE 2 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1861 TYPE 2 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 325 360 370 415 425 440 525 875 1100 1900 2900 6650 9200 - - - -
$ 400 440 450 475 575 975 1250 2100 3200 7250 10200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1358
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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6/7/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8174


Auction Prices Realized

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9/24/1999 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1999 September Long Beach Sale #212, 212/Lot# 6683 $425.50
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6328 $1,380.00
7/10/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2063, 2063/Lot# 2283 $418.00
2/19/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 127, 132/Lot# 1798 $287.50
7/8/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 4558 $2,185.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2057 $1,437.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4346 $862.50
3/18/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12697 $664.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 TYPE 2 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34237240443947753957962065968472174580210591531179930803669511572561046710985
3523824154514975525926336676967297648871216162022263276415158288326106390
000000592633667696729764887121616202226327641515828832600
000000606646675708737783973137317092653347246336542939600
1861 TYPE 2 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36940143447451257962266370373176879485411241617189532233831532275241081811349
3794124474865345936356767127437768149441288170923373425432860568622109950
000000635676712743776814944128817092337342543286056862200
0000006496897217557858341034145218022780362848256790972000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3669
Owner: JXXXXH
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1059
Owner: BillJones
 
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