Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.64 (11/20/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS obverse 1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 390 475 585 775 1050 1600 1700 1900 2350 3150 4000 6000 7100 11500 16500 23000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
3/21/1998 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1998 Mid-Winter ANA Signature Sale #184, 184/Lot# 6345 $5,980.00
12/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8114 $2,300.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1346 $369.15
5/29/2011 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3074, 3074/Lot# 2690 $299.00
2/5/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20632 $862.50
9/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2016 $1,207.50
7/7/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106907 $935.00
12/3/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4530 $1,880.00
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5775 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $2.5 MS TYPE 1 Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8268869481015108416972194258527702885304731493560461753678163112741585022668235832452525494
846906970103812881862232426462808293930813286391248676299920012799181222297323897248480
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000000245427082846299331153423426451177231102371432420395232782421100
1861 $2.5 MS TYPE 1
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865974110312521477175319892197226824012671308034474141445854666324719822059229562388024830
9011017115313271569183220582221231224912807320236784247479457526615121522235823264241970
0000002058222123122491280732023678424747945752661512152223582326400
0000002128224423572581294433253910435251306038690717105226572357200
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