Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.61 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 $2.5 MS obverse 1872 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Scarce in all grades with an original mintage of just 3,000 business strikes and 30 proofs, the 1872 quarter eagle is extremely rare in Uncirculated grades and, according to Akers, is more often found as a nice Proof than in BU.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1872 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 335 430 875 875 1300 1450 2400 3500 5000 6000 11500 17500 - - - - - - -
$ 950 1425 1600 2650 3850 5500 6750 12500 19000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/28/1996 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1916 $1,160.50
1/12/2005 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8607 $3,220.00
1/3/2006 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4843 $2,070.00
3/6/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102, 1102/Lot# 1396 $2,530.00
5/24/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1216 $2,012.50
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121709 $1,925.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3361 $2,203.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $2.5 MS
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Base61366171176482013031764212425702821314933453486398453676951107671537722326329233412735364
6296777287829811456188422722653293032143392365244455895822312303176932585833324345390
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1872 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base65770775881587413791859223326952954329434963642415755827210111251584422940337413496736226
67372477783410421539198323872781306733613544381346326124851512698182092654034149353860
00000019832387278130673361354438134632612485151269818209265403414900
00000021082541286731803428359339855107666798201427120574301403455800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5367
Owner: Thornton
 
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