Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 82
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $147.14 (9/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1883 $2.5 PF obverse 1883 $2.5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Only 82 proof quarter eagles were struck in this year, and of that number it has been estimated that 28 to 32 pieces exist today in all grades. Many prooflike business strikes are known and in the past they have been confused with proofs.

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Price Guide

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1883 $2.5 PF
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1883 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1883 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 24
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/14/2008 NGC Proof 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 2386 $32,775.00
5/27/2009 NGC Proof 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1555 $37,375.00
5/27/2009 NGC Proof 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 1554 $6,325.00
3/17/2011 PCGS Proof 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4675 $10,637.50
1/3/2012 NGC Proof 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4774 $43,135.35
3/27/2014 NGC Proof 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4061 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $2.5 PF
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1883 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1883 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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