Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1905 $2.5 MS obverse 1905 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It seems plenty of the original 217,800 coin mintage of the 1905 Liberty half eagle never entered circulation. Thousands have been graded in mint state by NGC. In fact, 7 have been graded MS68 by NGC. (9/2016)

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1905 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 275 280 290 300 310 320 330 340 410 430 450 475 550 1075 1400 3050 27500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 460 485 675 1175 2150 6000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6485
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/19/2006 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2288, 2288/Lot# 2903 $448.00
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3338 $632.50
6/14/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9297 $1,610.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148178 $451.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 804 $1,400.00
11/30/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131449/Lot# 23426 $246.75
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6067 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674815826835854874882893911930948106711001131115612781872215431747984867010772
72181982984186187788689991793698810781110113911971476196624944777821393710
00000088689991793698810781110113911971476196624944777821300
000000889905924942102710891121114812371674206028346381844100
1905 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base631764774783802820829838856874891100510361066110312061776204830337704837210025
67576777778980882383284486288092910151046107811371396186723764590792789230
00000083284486288092910151046107811371396186723764590792700
00000083585086888596710261056109111721586195727056147814900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2048
Owner: eQuine Holdings Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2048
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
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