Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $148.36 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

As with the other quarter eagles in this impressive run from the 1860s and '70s, the 1873 is also a major rarity as a proof. Only 25 pieces were originally struck, and while estimates in the past have run as high as 19 survivors, a more likely estimate is around 13 pieces.

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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/7/1995 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 6198 $10,450.00
1/10/1998 NGC Proof 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 F.U.N. Signature Sale #181, 181/Lot# 7635 $20,700.00
1/5/2011 PCGS Proof 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6759 $7,475.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF
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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1873 CLOSED 3 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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