Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,823
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.24 (4/22/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 $2.5 MS obverse 1842 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The total coined for the year was just 2,823 pieces, most of which were lost or circulated for years into much lower grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1842 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 825 1000 1450 2750 5750 7000 7950 11500 12000 19500 - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 60

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1842 $2.5 MS
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Total----13623251----------23
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653703754102119773545400543985213565762296564693173147712812685569002946699471044610963
6697208431339249936984136466953615847634066867058744678508269870491569626101131061811511
00000041364669536158476340668670587446785082698704915696261011300
00000042674941550960386452680871867579798884128853931197861027900
1842 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12391303145017762268358342024445481752435879695173747651876814788208492989843575450554657348128
126013521559194027063789428345694959545562367092746680231077516808238653445744068455614709150534
0000004283456949595455623670927466802310775168082386534457440684556100
0000004364469351015667659472337559839612781188292688239016445624606700
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4817
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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