Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $132.13 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 $2.5 PF obverse 1877 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While most issues of proof gold are rare in the absolute sense, and may have mintages and survival rates that are comparable to the 1877, this is one issue that has received a measure of acclaim that is in line with its rarity. This is no doubt due to the extreme rarity of many of the business strikes from various denominations of this year, including the mintage for the quarter eagle which is only 1,652 pieces (including proofs). Only 20 proofs were originally struck with perhaps only 13-14 pieces believed extant today, many of which are unfortunately impaired in some way.

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


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Last Updated: 3/25/2015

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1877 $2.5 PF
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1877 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1877 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/14/2008 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 February Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #460, 460/Lot# 2385 $40,250.00
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4402 $16,100.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5037 $8,625.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5646 $94,000.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5826 $49,937.50
1/14/2014 NGC Details Proof VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 3029/Lot# 30902 $4,406.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $2.5 PF
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1877 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1877 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base445045504652475548604967507551855297541155265643610867127431842895881104713025136341464818159
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