Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,800
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $141.27 (7/5/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1905 $2.5 MS obverse 1905 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1905 (217,944 pieces produced), which probably did not see widespread circulation at the time of issue, is typically offered in or near Mint State. Approximately seven thousand pieces are known in Uncirculated grades, through the combined efforts of NGC and PCGS. A sizeable majority of those coins are certified at grade levels between MS61 and MS66, however, and fewer than one hundred have received the MS67 designation (8/05).

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2015

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1905 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 385 395 405 425 565 600 675 750 1575 2000 4300 33600 - -
$ - - - - - - 625 725 875 1700 2400 6100 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6250
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/21/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1881 $606.63
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2441 $920.00
10/18/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10210 $329.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106524 $275.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148178 $451.00
3/21/2014 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10573 $2,820.00
10/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22266 $381.88
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10544 $310.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527556586609624648663705982127114211985246437475466703610025
336364397432479536566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598980320
000000566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598900
000000576601619640658691889117413711797230433194893651200
1905 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333484577595615644663690709815948124213771876238138005783734018663
3331635155836016246506726967448591046128715432044285444616302111140
000000601624650672696744859104612871543204428544461630200
000000608634656681702779903114413321709221233275122682100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: EatDatCurry
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
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