Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 217,800
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.90 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 6/10/2016

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1905 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 350 375 385 395 405 450 500 525 575 650 725 1375 1750 3800 33600 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6453
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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10/4/2016 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21482
10/4/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21483
10/4/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22170
10/4/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 22169
10/5/2016 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7870


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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2/5/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 1964 $1,150.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2086 $448.50
4/16/2012 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3260, 3260/Lot# 2031 $280.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10681 $426.53
5/19/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/19/2013, 75/Lot# 106525 $254.10
10/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3502, 6056/Lot# 22266 $381.88
3/3/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1233/Lot# 4423 $940.00
4/3/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131615/Lot# 23797 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527556586609624648663705982127114211985246437475466703610025
336364397432479536566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598980320
000000566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598900
000000576601619640658691889117413711797230433194893651200
1905 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333484577595615644663690709815948124213771876238138005783734018663
3331635155836016246506726967448591046128715432044285444616302111140
000000601624650672696744859104612871543204428544461630200
000000608634656681702779903114413321709221233275122682100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: EatDatCurry
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
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