Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,200
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.06 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

One of 55,200 Closed 3 business strikes that were produced, most survivors being in VF or XF grades. Mint State coins are elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1613134216214121156523852----625
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---------------61-----7
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Total-----1613134216214121156524462----632
 -----0 %1 %2 %2 %7 %26 %2 %19 %25 %8 %7 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/22/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2331, 2331/Lot# 1181 $2,352.00
4/28/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 242, 248/Lot# 1211 $310.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1908 $1,667.50
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148124 $225.50
6/16/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20823 $690.90
11/6/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8750 $305.50
8/20/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131735/Lot# 30004 $456.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284800
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802829865882894908949101311031200128414611776244842906951733491631333213951
696789811841871886899922970104311351228134315662000306251777079794410553135380
00000089992297010431135122813431566200030625177707979441055300
00000090393599210731168125614021671222436766064720685531194200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1461
Owner: StanJustice
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1284
Owner: BoilerBoy71
 
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