Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 214,130
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.29 (12/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 $2.5 MS obverse 1857 $2.5 MS reverse
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1857 $2.5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 486
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1857 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-668511461010192421715----486
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Total----1-668511471010194421715----489
 ----0 %-1 %1 %2 %10 %30 %2 %21 %19 %9 %3 %0 %1 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/10/1998 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7573 $747.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1310 $345.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2300 $356.50
5/22/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131122/Lot# 27020 $230.00
8/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3118, 3118/Lot# 2621 $322.00
7/22/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 56793 $600.60
9/25/2013 NGC MS 66   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 27 & 30, & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 3026/Lot# 24023 $8,812.50
1/30/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3519, 6088/Lot# 21272 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808318949009059931050113011811515153721693216474856415970631366707042
54658863673085289690193410121076114712921522174725183726504557506084643267940
00000090193410121076114712921522174725183726504557506084643200
00000090396310311103116414031529195828674237534358606198655100
1857 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6958208388829009419499589741028111712131296170724553103461760077859117541820018979
737826853888914944952963992105811491241143319562671360850806624915713903184600
00000095296399210581149124114331956267136085080662491571390300
0000009559691010108711811268157022062887411255447242104561605100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1707
Owner: Endds
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1707
Owner: FredFred
 
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