Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 235,480
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.76 (11/18/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 $2.5 MS obverse 1855 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue is common in the various circulated grades, and relatively plentiful in the lowest Mint State grades. Gem quality examples, on the other hand, are extremely rare and almost non-existent.

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GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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1855 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 365 375 390 450 550 625 1200 2150 3350 8500 23500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 438
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1855 $2.5 MS
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Base-----2341240149131047021164-----438
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Total-----2341240149131047222174-----442
 -----0 %1 %1 %3 %9 %34 %3 %24 %16 %5 %4 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/5/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Sale #319, 319/Lot# 1861 $201.25
7/24/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 97, 102/Lot# 987 $230.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1502 $11,500.00
10/24/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2440, 2440/Lot# 1774 $700.00
10/9/2011 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/09/2011, 139/Lot# 19426 $341.00
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6928 $305.50
7/9/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7865 $763.75
9/11/2019 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131938/Lot# 25917 $228.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $2.5 MS PL
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Base5325756156808318949009059931050113011811515153723223285521068837264766080728500
54658863673085289690193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779782140
00000090193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779700
00000090396310311103116414031529206029644568632571377528793400
1855 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6748028208829009499589669901028110312131296170724333172445871388619128881953720357
71780884188891695296197410031053114012411433194926793601535176321004215104198100
0000009619741003105311401241143319492679360153517632100421510400
0000009639821015107811761268157021912926402962458125114651732100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1296
Owner: Yevrah1
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1103
Owner: Long Haul
 
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