Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 47,377
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.62 (12/15/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1858 $2.5 MS obverse 1858 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

David Akers (1988) believes that around 250 examples of the 47,377 pieces minted have survived to the present.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/1/2019

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1858 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 320 325 365 370 425 450 500 900 1000 1150 2200 3750 6750 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 206
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1858 $2.5 MS
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Base----2-157259163718752-----206
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Total----2-157259163718752-----206
 ----1 %-0 %2 %3 %12 %44 %3 %18 %9 %3 %2 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/19/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7640 $1,650.00
10/15/2001 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1494, 1494/Lot# 1727 $337.60
5/5/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9124 $1,150.00
10/12/2004 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24103, 24103/Lot# 15271 $385.25
2/14/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4329 $2,875.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3217 $4,600.00
9/11/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 6084 $552.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4876 $431.25
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148164 $315.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1858 $2.5 MS PL
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Base53257561568083190594097413631573184320012124240732164144440746814967526755795905
546588636730855916951110314331663189520422218267635254231449847765067537156870
000000951110314331663189520422218267635254231449847765067537100
000000962123315031753194820832312294638344319458948715167547500
1858 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674783820882900941954966105111171393194920292480340643615852846812447185701936020175
71079584188891494595899410731209157819762179278937244858672497941448818833196320
0000009589941073120915781976217927893724485867249794144881883300
000000962102310951301176420022330309740435355759611121165291909700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2480
Owner: AVALEIGH
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2480
Owner: SkyMan
 
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