Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 55,200
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $162.10 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 350 375 390 400 435 475 560 650 700 1075 1975 6500 26500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2300 - 28500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 593
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/4/1996 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #148, 148/Lot# 470 $462.00
8/7/1998 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 ANA Signature Sale #190, 190/Lot# 7540 $2,185.00
1/15/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1396, 1396/Lot# 1620 $232.10
5/30/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 795 $230.00
6/5/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 90, 95/Lot# 1116 $287.50
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148124 $225.50
7/11/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20647 $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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3423724044394775516427258178749541005106612711707255533244550640291631333213951
3523824154515015816697558369009711025113414161989281137325167732210552135380
000000669755836900971102511341416198928113732516773221055200
000000697786855927988104512021561227230674141578482421194200
1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284800
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1066
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 954
Owner: American Freedom
 
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