Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 22,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $145.26 (3/5/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S $2.5 MS obverse 1871 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1871 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 400 400 525 625 925 1325 2400 2800 3500 4900 8800 19000 - - - - -
$ 440 575 685 1025 1550 2650 3100 3800 5400 9800 21000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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10/4/2000 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #236, 236/Lot# 630 $488.75
5/19/2008 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 249, 255/Lot# 1349 $267.95
2/23/2009 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2657, 2657/Lot# 2574 $517.50
7/12/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9860 $345.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12225 $6,462.50
3/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30285 $763.75
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175402 $1,000.00
10/31/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5328 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base36039242946350266310441333169418962161231924642699332446696007959313903204693058231723
37040444047655579011401453176119842213236725422907377251157202110291609123840309620
0000001140145317611984221323672542290737725115720211029160912384000
0000001236157318282072226624152620311542205561839712466182802721100
1871 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5275706156928319741044111017702094249427212732298034824686631766747046743378368255
5415856407388789971066133018782227256927242814314738835229643667987175756779750
0000001066133018782227256927242814314738835229643667987175756700
0000001088155019862360264527282897331442845773655569227304770100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4669
Owner: MNH
 
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