Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.81 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS obverse 1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 575 675 825 1100 1700 1825 2150 2600 3500 4100 6250 7850 12000 17500 24500 - - - -
$ - - 1900 - - - - - - 14250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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4/5/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2001 April Indianapolis, IN (CSNS) Signature Sale #256, 256/Lot# 7690 $1,897.50
11/25/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2454, 2454/Lot# 2203 $1,456.00
12/20/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 205, 211/Lot# 8114 $2,300.00
7/31/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2404 $1,840.00
1/3/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale, 70/Lot# 1346 $369.15
8/19/2012 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 69788 $880.00
9/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2016 $1,207.50
1/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6919 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base776831891954102116092087246426432754291030093406443151587878109121538322059229562388024830
79485191297612171768221225232680280629433141374746736064888912402176082235823264241960
00000022122523268028062943314137474673606488891240217608223582326400
00000023382583271728582976327340894915697199001389219833226572357200
1861 TYPE 1 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8268869481015108416972194258527702885304731493560461753678163112741585022668235832452525494
846906970103812881862232426462808293930813286391248676299920012799181222297323897248480
00000023242646280829393081328639124867629992001279918122229732389700
000000245427082846299331153423426451177231102371432420395232782421100
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