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: $176.40 (11/12/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1905 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 355 365 375 385 400 445 475 505 590 925 1350 2650 22000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 485 525 650 1100 2000 5000 -
1905 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1100 2100 - 5500 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6635
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 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, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1905 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-----13221223465591642145815216963421078--6630
---------------2-31---6
--------------513151812---63
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Total1-----13221223465591642146315367113631208--6699
 0 %-----0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %1 %8 %25 %22 %23 %11 %5 %2 %0 %-- 
1905 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1211-----5
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Total-------------1211-----5
 -------------20 %40 %20 %20 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 1964 $1,150.00
2/20/2011 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3017, 3017/Lot# 2645 $891.25
1/29/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1255 $270.25
3/8/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8747 $253.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 392 $633.65
7/28/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 128235 $319.00
5/20/2015 PCGS MS 68   Stack's Bowers The Rarities Sale, 6109/Lot# 54 $25,850.00
2/4/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1232/Lot# 4235 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674815826835854874882893911930948106711001131115612781872215431747984867010772
72181982984186187788689991793698810781110113911971476196624944777821393710
00000088689991793698810781110113911971476196624944777821300
000000889905924942102710891121114812371674206028346381844100
1905 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base631764774783802820829838856874891100510361066110312061776204830337704837210025
67576777778980882383284486288092910151046107811371396186723764590792789230
00000083284486288092910151046107811371396186723764590792700
00000083585086888596710261056109111721586195727056147814900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3033
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3033
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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