Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 88,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $139.65 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $2.5 MS obverse 1879 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1879 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 345 360 375 405 415 435 625 790 1100 1700 4300 7750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1900 - 17500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 925
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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9/21/2003 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1781, 1781/Lot# 1462 $374.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1343 $322.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4197 $4,025.00
7/22/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 56795 $579.70
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12771 $544.03
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 12772 $544.03
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31181 $898.88
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10536 $301.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3273543864204565275635976186316506637159971351188630574141545578711154117176
3363643974324795395746046226376546808091115152922763418457962609094134190
000000574604622637654680809111515292276341845796260909400
0000005856116266436586979031233170726663779501770651031700
1879 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base39843146950754959361564065967469570976410601429198531984319605588881324320008
40944348152156360062364666468169972786211831614238935714897699910339154980
0000006236466646816997278621183161423893571489769991033900
0000006316526696887047459611306179927933945547679431179100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1351
Owner: #
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 997
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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