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: $154.86 (10/21/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1853 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 290 300 335 345 360 375 385 400 415 515 560 725 1000 1850 7000 9500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1170 3050 8000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1514
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/24/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131743/Lot# 27278
11/4/2017 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20273


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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12/3/2009 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1164 $1,989.00
5/13/2010 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 479, 485/Lot# 7427 $488.75
12/5/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2972, 2972/Lot# 2372 $391.00
6/19/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131126/Lot# 25238 $264.50
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1203 $345.00
7/1/2012 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 57248 $228.80
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25173 $333.70
9/15/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 137317 $452.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059831034110511521515153720012483392941814444472050095310
54658863673085289690193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481651090
00000090193110001057112012731522169121612965401342684536481600
00000090395710171081113613941529184623223447409743564628491200
1853 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67480282088290092593394996699010131159121914211707236844315049612788681303913648
71780884188890892893895597499810621179128615161927305646375408704110258132420
0000009389559749981062117912861516192730564637540870411025800
00000094496098210051110119913541612214837434843576879541164900
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1421
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1013
Owner: tom7422
 
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