Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165
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 (5/24/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $2.5 PF obverse 1898 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the 165 proofs originally struck, it is estimated that today only 55 or so may exist in all grades. A good number of the surviving examples are worn, damaged, or scuffed, rendering the number of high grade and truly collectible pieces even smaller.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

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1898 $2.5 PF
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1898 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1898 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions

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6/7/2015 PF 64  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4204


Auction Prices Realized

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5/22/2001 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21055, 21055/Lot# 5399 $4,300.00
2/1/2009 NGC PF 63   Cameo Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1383 $5,520.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6762 $2,300.00
9/4/2011 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1918 $8,625.00
11/16/2011 NGC PF 60   Teletrade Auction 3174, 3174/Lot# 1832 $1,050.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 11663 $9,200.00
2/3/2014 NGC PF 61   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4592 $3,818.75
9/4/2014 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3359 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $2.5 PF
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1898 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1898 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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