Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,001
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $137.20 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 $2.5 MS obverse 1888 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of 1888 quarter eagles (16,001 circulation strikes) was considerably larger than for the 1880 through 1887 issues, yet it is elusive within the context of 19th century gold. Lower Mint State examples can be located with patience and searching, but the date is quite scarce in near-Gem. Gem specimens are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/12/2015

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1888 $2.5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 444
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/1/1993 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #108, 108/Lot# 126 $1,078.00
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7727 $1,380.00
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1664 $241.50
4/9/2008 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2514, 2514/Lot# 1851 $403.20
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148161 $325.60
4/20/2014 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 955 $400.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5330 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $2.5 MS
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Base3333603924294635756246746866957077157839971333190737304111573382591209017968
3423704044405005916406786896997097378541109152425143857465165759536140490
000000640678689699709737854110915242514385746516575953600
0000006576826927037127609251221171531223984519274171081300
1888 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45649253457762267069572173374375476483510601410200838954287632092451373120683
46850654859263867870372573674675778791011761609263740254964729510740160480
0000007037257367467577879101176160926374025496472951074000
0000007127297397507608119851293180832664156564282701223500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1907
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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