Coin Specifications

Category: Early $2.50 (1796-1834)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,035
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9160
Weight: 4.3700g
AGW: 0.1300oz
Melt Value: $240.08 (1/27/2021)
Diameter: 20mm
Edge: Reeded
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1802 $2.5 MS obverse 1802 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

There exist three known die combinations for the quarter eagles of 1802, and all share a common obverse die that is routinely called an overdate. However, its status as an overdated die is highly questionable. As John Dannreuther notes in Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties: 'The fact that there were no quarter eagles dated 1799, 1800, or 1801 should lend credence to the overdate status of the 1802, but most researchers have come to the conclusion that whatever is under the 2 is not the vestiges of a 1.' Dannreuther continues: 'Some have suggested the calling of this quarter eagle an overdate is due to the obvious 1802/1 half eagle--an analogy easily seen. A defective 2 punch or break is now considered the likely culprit for the '1' below the 2 in the date.'

Although all quarter eagles from 1796 (With Stars) through 1807 are considered a single design type, Draped Bust With Stars, with the Heraldic Eagle reverse, there are actually six different subtypes, highly unusual with only 13 known die marriages for this series. The subtypes include: the 1804 14 Stars reverse, 1796 with eight obverse stars on each side, 1797 with obverse stars arranged seven by six and with 16 reverse stars, 1798 with obverse stars arranged six by seven, 1802, 1804, and 1806/4, all with obverse stars arranged eight by five, and 1805, 1806/5, and 1807, all with seven by six obverse stars.

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


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Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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1802 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/26/2021 1802 $2.5 MS
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Base----2-475820-123511-----68
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Total----2-475820-123521-----69
 ----3%-6%10%7%12%29%-17%4%7%3%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1802 $2.5 MS PL
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Base243527223179384547406428657767207422782983728699894995431172713700178722016722674254032836931584
2530287434014143530264776624695475578010848187829147102711238415090186372100223583263912944033163
00000066246954755780108481878291471027112384150901863721002235832639100
00000066727188769381918590886593451099913042164811940221838244932738000
1802 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base231925973038368345506190633464737157755380828400864492231135413281173621960922065247412765030805
241127443253397250966238638067017289772981888481883799331199614641181112042722957257102870132345
0000006380670172897729818884818837993311996146411811120427229572571000
00000064266929742179058294856290301064312638160011886021246238492668000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 17362
Owner: Andy Nguyen
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 9223
Owner: American Independence Collection
 
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