Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,176
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.37 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 $2.5 MS obverse 1876 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Just 4,176 business strikes were minted, and that production ranks as the fifth lowest mintage of any quarter eagle struck in the 1870s. Although often overshadowed by the 1875 rarity, the 1876 is an extremely important date and, when found at all, is found in lower grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1876 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 345 465 725 725 1075 1150 1725 2450 3300 4000 5250 8350 16250 42250 - - - - -
$ 800 1175 1250 1900 2700 3600 4400 5750 8850 17500 46000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 129
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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9/10/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 35093


Auction Prices Realized

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7/6/1998 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1064, 1064/Lot# 2050 $1,529.75
3/13/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1279 $1,435.20
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4573 $4,485.00
2/15/2009 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69024, 69024/Lot# 64482 $747.50
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7326 $2,070.00
6/23/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121649 $491.70
9/16/2013 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 2549 $800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4975375796276741159156518862233243326992860293631723730515876641064015034216052248823398
510551595642835129416722001229925212752288530143358420659938656121041722421899227910
0000001672200122992521275228853014335842065993865612104172242189900
0000001779211723662610280629103093354446826828964813569194142219300
1876 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base52757061568095813091477162920742319263628233264386554785800613564856849722876238033
541585636772107513651527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735977590
0000001527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735900
0000001578192522372530276031173664494056926023636867277101749100
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Grade: XF 45
Points: 1565
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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