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: $158.83 (9/20/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1855 $2.5 MS obverse 1855 $2.5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.





GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2017

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1855 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 290 300 335 345 375 385 400 425 475 555 620 1000 1950 3350 7100 22500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2300 - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 408
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/22/1999 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1213, 1213/Lot# 1743 $316.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1502 $11,500.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7312 $1,092.50
6/15/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 252 $1,650.00
9/7/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 217541 $140.00
9/9/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13354 $1,880.00
8/20/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131735/Lot# 29408 $480.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6748028208829009499589669901028110312131296170724333172445871388619128881953720357
71780884188891695296197410031053114012411433194926793601535176321004215104198100
0000009619741003105311401241143319492679360153517632100421510400
0000009639821015107811761268157021912926402962458125114651732100
1855 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059931050113011811515153723223285521068837264766080728500
54658863673085289690193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779782140
00000090193410121076114712921522179826433926576770107396779700
00000090396310311103116414031529206029644568632571377528793400
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1296
Owner: Yevrah1
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1103
Owner: Spires
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer