Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 100,546
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.38 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1843 $2.5 MS obverse 1843 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even though 100,546 pieces were struck of the 1843-P, it is a much scarcer coin than its mintage would indicate and it is especially elusive in Mint State grades.

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1843 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 195
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2294 $2,415.00
2/16/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 336, 342/Lot# 1242 $373.75
9/20/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1191 $1,755.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4814 $920.00
4/22/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131218/Lot# 24250 $575.00
8/20/2012 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3332, 3332/Lot# 2145 $800.00
6/23/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123326 $590.70
7/11/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1187/Lot# 3546 $940.00
8/2/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(2), 1258/Lot# 4087 $19,387.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7258028208829251005120614211542175319072834303337124539640084771224017957267402777328836
751808841896952107212781461161218042216290032593988515970929731141462088527084281270
0000001278146116121804221629003259398851597092973114146208852708400
00000013491502168318562525296734864263578077851098616051238122742900
1843 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156928319741066115217622068244826652965327739656385674571207510791683378776
54658864073887810041094135518642194252027653069350647716505687072507645805684830
0000001094135518642194252027653069350647716505687072507645805600
0000001123155819662321259228653173373555786625699573807780819600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3033
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1753
Owner: Coin Trader
 
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