Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 22,563
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $239.12 (8/3/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 $2.5 MS obverse 1860 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1859, James Longacre modified the reverse of the quarter eagle with the result that the arrowheads became smaller and more widely spaced. This new reverse did not immediately displace the old design and both remained in use at the Philadelphia Mint simultaneously through 1861. The 1860 Old Reverse was an unknown issue at the time that Breen wrote his Encyclopedia in 1988. The first example was discovered in a Stack's auction and displayed at the 1991 FUN Convention. Representatives of this variety are much rarer than their 1859 and 1861 counterparts.

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Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1860 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 365 495 540 570 1085 1560 1770 2275 4150 6500 15000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 43
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1860 $2.5 MS
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Base------2117103852211----43
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Total------2117103852211----43
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NGC Registry Score 1860 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114776208601059124713601514160917072009249537835264762811060162892434736893
111159524700926112112841411154516411807217129244276605287721280318975285290
00000092611211284141115451641180721712924427660528772128031897500
00000099211841322146215771674190823333353477068409916145462166100
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