Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 39,364
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.07 (11/20/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $2.5 MS obverse 1859 $2.5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1859 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1859 $2.5 MS
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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/1995 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1995 Milwaukee Bullet Sale #134, 134/Lot# 434 $451.00
3/4/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0820, 820/Lot# 832 $870.38
1/10/1998 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7580 $21,850.00
7/11/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1184, 1184/Lot# 1536 $448.38
5/5/2004 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9125 $6,612.50
9/14/2008 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1384 $9,775.00
4/14/2014 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20706 $405.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111477620820990124613931589170717992048275441264912781811342167132499237888
111159524686876107512951458162817371882228332114388588089921313219472292900
00000087610751295145816281737188222833211438858808992131321947200
000000933116013441523166717681965251836684650684910167149222223200
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