Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,520
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.86 (11/22/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 $2.5 MS obverse 1870 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a scarce P-mint issue with an original circulation output of only 4,520 pieces. Since the typical survivor of this delivery grades no higher than the XF grade level, the present Mint State specimen should be of obvious importance to gold enthusiasts.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1870 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 310 335 385 500 700 1000 1150 1750 1900 4500 6500 9000 - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1870 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------34420446101--------92
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Total------34420466101--------94
 ------3 %4 %4 %21 %49 %6 %11 %1 %-------- 
1870 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-1---------2
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Total----------1-1---------2
 ----------50 %-50 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/29/2000 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1289, 1289/Lot# 1925 $2,848.50
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1925 $2,846.25
3/13/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1274 $1,840.00
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121633 $776.60
1/29/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1217/Lot# 4181 $3,525.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1204 $822.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6056 $3,760.00
7/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4401 $1,527.50
9/25/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21473 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7198748939569831242150217491936220825193642398146174901525467201104015690226723328534499
7718809149651069132915841811202723122893375541934712501957438160125901801726210336900
0000001584181120272312289337554193471250195743816012590180172621000
0000001667187421172415326838684405480651366231960014140203452974700
1870 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6748208389009251173142116631839210624013486378344314706504964731068415227220643247533667
7238268599081008125615021722192822042763358539994523482055247877121981750625534328720
0000001502172219282204276335853999452348205524787712198175062553400
0000001582178020172303312436844215461449355998928013713197852900500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2401
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2401
Owner: ddr70
 
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