Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.60 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 $2.5 PF obverse 1870 $2.5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Only 35 proofs were originally struck and the highest estimate of the number of survivors is that 15-20 might possibly still be extant today.

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1870 $2.5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/17/1996 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 8216 $11,550.00
1/10/2012 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January World Coin Non-Floor Session Session(2), 3017/Lot# 29833 $1,035.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5642 $64,625.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5368 $70,500.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5367 $38,187.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $2.5 PF
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1870 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1870 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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