Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,920
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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1874 $2.5 MS obverse 1874 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint was the sole producer of quarter eagles in 1874, and the combined business strike and proof mintage amounted to a mere 3,960 pieces. Despite this limited mintage, the 1874 is remarkably affordable in most circulated grades. At the finer levels of Mint State preservation, however, the 1874 is just as rare as its original mintage would suggest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1874 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 385 530 530 640 765 1000 1350 2350 2750 4400 6750 11600 - - - - - -
$ 580 725 825 1100 1450 2600 3050 4850 7500 12750 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 111
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/7/1995 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 6194 $18,150.00
4/25/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus, OH (CSNS) Signature Sale #288, 288/Lot# 6881 $3,565.00
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1514 $2,127.50
10/4/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2431, 2431/Lot# 1060 $980.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25179 $453.55
1/9/2013 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6930 $3,055.00
11/3/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149212 $1,017.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $2.5 MS
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Base445482522565609820117314501739190721322268280734474141499271981126216374241773622137513
45749553657967993712651546179519822177244730203678442457278552129661897528191366510
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0000001357164218512057222226273233390947086462990714670215763220600
1874 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462971788411931284136918782147248926882965348240045082538757046036638167417116
55459965877298712231312153819672261255527803137365643635183549258146151650168660
0000001312153819672261255527803137365643635183549258146151650100
0000001340170820572375262128723309383047225285559859256266662100
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2807
Owner: herk 52
 
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