Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,404,668
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.67 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 $2.5 MS obverse 1853 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Readily available in the MS60 to 63 grade range due to the existence of a hoard, but as with so many other issues in the 19th-century U.S. gold series, only a small coterie of Uncirculated survivors can claim membership in the MS65 category, a claim that is attested by NGC population data.

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Last Updated: 9/21/2020

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1853 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 435 435 450 465 475 475 475 480 535 600 650 900 1350 6000 13000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1100 2850 8000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1617
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1853 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-46191725144502293033271457817-----1617
----------------3-----3
--------------4411----10
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Total--1-461917251445022930332714982211----1630
 --0%-0%0%1%1%2%9%31%2%19%20%9%5%1%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059831034110511521515153720012483392941814444472050095310
54658863673085289690193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481651095576
00000090193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481600
00000090395710171081113613941529184623223447409743564628491200
1853 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67480282088290092593394996699010131159121914211707236844315049612788681303913648
717808841888908928938955974998106211791286151619273056463754087041102581324214330
0000009389559749981062117912861516192730564637540870411025800
00000094496098210051110119913541612214837434843576879541164900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1219
Owner: Chato4
 
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