Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,320
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $145.41 (11/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 $2.5 MS obverse 1871 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Business strike production of the 1871 quarter eagle amounted to just 5,320 pieces, a tiny figure, yet one in line with the low overall mintages of the smaller gold denominations in the post-Civil War era. The smaller coins were less useful in international trade than larger denominations such as the double eagle, and so gold dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles were decidedly out-of-favor.

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1871 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 380 430 430 750 940 1150 1350 2150 2550 3250 5350 9400 27500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 116
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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6/21/1999 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1177, 1177/Lot# 2007 $580.25
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4842 $2,300.00
5/30/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 2192 $1,955.00
10/23/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1953 $833.75
2/9/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 333, 339/Lot# 1072 $767.05
11/3/2010 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4902 $1,782.50
1/19/2014 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165733 $671.27


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $2.5 MS
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1871 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base53958462970588410211152127118372128249427052786305237404515730777058118854889949458
55459965476492910641191145919342250256427322874328139985445743978428261869691480
0000001191145919342250256427322874328139985445743978428261869600
0000001231164820312372263427592963351042566376757279808404884500
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