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: $177.00 (11/13/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/20/2019

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1843 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 325 350 415 475 595 650 825 950 2150 2600 4250 6650 15750 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 213
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1843 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----512024325454111623------213
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Total----512024325454111623------213
 ----2 %0 %9 %11 %15 %25 %25 %0 %5 %3 %1 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/9/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 2492 $948.75
2/8/2006 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2157, 2157/Lot# 1764 $403.20
10/24/2006 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2490 $2,185.00
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
7/9/2009 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1304 $1,092.50
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# 4815 $920.00
9/7/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 215455 $500.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8832 $381.88


NGC Registry

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