Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,632
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.55 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1877 $2.5 MS obverse 1877 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 1,632 pieces were struck of the 1877 Quarter Eagle. An impressively low mintage for certain, but for some reason there are a relatively large number of examples that have survived. In Mint State, however, there are very few pieces known.

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Price Guide

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1877 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 290 300 385 500 850 850 1125 1275 1475 2300 3350 4150 5100 9500 18750 - - - - - -
$ 925 1225 1375 1600 2500 3650 4500 5400 10500 21000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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12/4/1996 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0899, 899/Lot# 1814 $606.63
5/3/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale #2, 145/Lot# 5248 $1,840.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1515 $7,475.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6731 $4,025.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12226 $2,350.00
4/10/2014 NGC Details Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 3032/Lot# 24181 $940.00
6/27/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2465 $3,292.35
8/5/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3776 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6136617117648201303162118862179235225852727286031724630556383191159916458237452469225667
629677728782981140917091983223624292632277129643658494164819412132181888724060250170
0000001709198322362429263227712964365849416481941213218188872406000
00000017972081229425072679281530684144525274001050514838213162437600
1877 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6577077588158741379171019852290246827102857299433174823578386161197816948243882535426347
6737247778341042148918012086234925482759290231013819514367279736136341942824710256850
0000001801208623492548275929023101381951436727973613634194282471000
00000018932188240826292808294832094321546376711085715291219082503200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4630
Owner: Thornton
 
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