Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 45
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.61 (12/26/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 $2.5 PF obverse 1876 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like the gold dollar, 45 proof quarter eagles were struck in 1876. And also like the gold dollar, very few business strikes were produced--only 4,176 pieces in fact. Both Breen and Taglione suggest that perhaps as many as 24 proofs survive today in all grades. In order to distinguish proofs from singly struck business strikes, one must examine the profile of Liberty. On business strikes, there is a raised bar (from foreign matter adhering to the hub when the obverse die was sunk from it) at the neck next to the jaw on business strikes, but proofs lack this feature.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1876 $2.5 PF
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1876 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1876 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 PF 62  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1216/Lot# 6903


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5/31/2001 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 8879 $18,975.00
1/3/2006 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3430 $29,900.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5644 $47,000.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5645 $35,250.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5825 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $2.5 PF
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1876 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1876 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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