Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 $2.5 MS obverse 1868 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Only 3,600 examples of this issue were produced for circulation, and few of those survive today.

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1868 $2.5 MS
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1868 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/5/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0847, 847/Lot# 1834 $844.00
7/26/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10149 $1,035.00
4/25/2005 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 868 $897.00
5/28/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3024 $2,185.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9237 $2,300.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6144 $2,760.00
9/2/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2019 $384.00
9/7/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8279 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base77487489697210281162133915731723184720922857390244034677547688641296619253289983009531222
80788192199110731221141716231764192923473205406944944943660510231150622250129364304710
00000014171623176419292347320540694494494366051023115062225012936400
00000014951673180620102602355442364586521077351159917157257502972900
1868 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7258208389009821095126514881634175319892727326039024141526485621256418714282672934430450
7578268599271020115213391537167418322235290534743982451563639896146142189828626297130
0000001339153716741832223529053474398245156363989614614218982862600
00000014141585171319102481308236884061489074631123016664250832898500
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 4403
Owner: Thornton
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1989
Owner: GregLach
 
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