Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 136
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.53 (3/31/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $2.5 PF obverse 1897 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the 136 pieces originally produced, fewer than half are estimated to survive today in all grades as recognizable proofs.

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1897 $2.5 PF
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1897 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1897 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 72
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2063 $20,125.00
10/13/2011 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(3), 1160/Lot# 4762 $37,375.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4452 $16,450.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4453 $6,638.75
2/9/2014 PCGS PF 62   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 167843 $4,087.60
3/27/2014 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4064 $27,025.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2467 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $2.5 PF
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1897 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1897 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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0000001124622512867330636283987441549605778657677128158100
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