Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,200
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $145.87 (5/23/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

One of 55,200 Closed 3 business strikes that were produced, most survivors being in VF or XF grades. Mint State coins are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/10/2014

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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 385 395 425 450 765 800 1175 1800 5900 15000 - - - -
$ 390 410 415 450 475 800 850 1275 2150 6500 16500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 583
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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6/7/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5188


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5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 795 $230.00
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3054 $1,265.00
7/9/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2015 $442.75
9/22/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29101, 29101/Lot# 20473 $431.25
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98676 $331.10
4/8/2013 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3425, 3425/Lot# 2798 $450.00
2/20/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21274 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3423724044394775516427258178749541005106612711707255533244550640291631333213951
3523824154515015816697558369009711025113414161989281137325167732210552135380
000000669755836900971102511341416198928113732516773221055200
000000697786855927988104512021561227230674141578482421194200
1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284800
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1066
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 954
Owner: American Freedom
 
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