Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 112
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 $2.5 PF obverse 1860 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In spite of having a 'large' mintage of 112 pieces, the 1860 proof quarter eagle is no more available than issues with much lower mintages. Apparently most proofs were melted and estimates of survivors range from a low of 18-19 pieces to as many as 30.

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


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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1860 $2.5 PF
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1860 $2.5 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 9
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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5/22/1993 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions Chicago Bullet #104, 104/Lot# 511 $14,850.00
9/10/1993 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 713 $11,550.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5306 $41,125.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5639 $38,187.50
2/3/2013 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1696 $37,950.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $2.5 PF Cameo
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Base4560466247654870497750865196530854225537565557746109645768207960104301217814688182582311529815
459446964800490650135123523353465460557656955886622565787200878311013130151587819877253480
00000052335346546055765695588662256578720087831101313015158781987700
00000052715384549956165734599763416699758096071159513851170682149600
1860 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base4817492350305140525153645479559557135834595660806426678971668247107801344615894111
4852495950675177528954025518563457535875599761956547691575269091116691426215894110
0000005518563457535875599761956547691575269091116691426215894100
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