Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.90 (10/18/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 $2.5 PF obverse 1862 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1862 quarter eagle is one of the foremost rarities in the entire Coronet quarter eagle series as only 35 proofs were coined. Of that number it has been variously estimated that survivors number between a low of 11-13 pieces (Taglione) to as many as 18 (Breen). Whomever one chooses to believe, very few examples of this date exist in any condition. This proof issue has been somewhat ignored, due in part to the rarity of the 1863 that follows it chronologically and the very underappreciated status of the associated business strike.

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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1862 $2.5 PF
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1862 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1862 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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1/3/2007 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3106 $43,125.00
5/25/2008 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4401 $42,550.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5641 $42,593.75
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5823 $49,937.50
9/3/2014 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 3035/Lot# 31795 $8,518.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 $2.5 PF Cameo
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Base65996733798370067146728874327578772678768028818386159064953010014105151103511573121311306316295
6644715079837053719373367481762777767927808083278765921996911018110688112141175912442141400
000000748176277776792780808327876592199691101811068811214117591244200
000000752976777826797781318471891493759853103481086211394119451275200
1862 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697771177258740175477695784479968150830784658626907595411002510527110471158612145127231368717030
70247164730674507596774578958047820283608519877692309702101921070011227117721233813044148010
0000007895804782028360851987769230970210192107001122711772123381304400
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1862 $2.5 PF
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Base642060706195632364536584671868536990713072727415781782358669912095881007410578111001197315009
64206112623863666497662967636899703771777320754979568380881992769750102421075211391129850
0000006763689970377177732075497956838088199276975010242107521139100
0000006808694470837225736776838096852489709432991210410109261168200
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