Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 87
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.97 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 $2.5 PF obverse 1885 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although 87 proofs were produced of this year and a considerable number (no more than half) survive, this is an issue that is surprisingly difficult to obtain in better grades. Several pieces entered circulation for a brief time and a number of others are obviously abraded.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1885 $2.5 PF
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1885 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1885 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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3/3/2004 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1852, 1852/Lot# 1545 $25,850.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1819 $31,050.00
1/10/2012 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January World Coin Non-Floor Session Session(2), 3017/Lot# 29839 $299.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4275 $28,750.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5653 $35,250.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 68   Cameo Bonhams The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins, 20992/Lot# 1004 $296,100.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4776 $5,875.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $2.5 PF
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1885 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1885 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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