Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,320
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.63 (4/22/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1871 $2.5 MS obverse 1871 $2.5 MS reverse
Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions (HA.com)
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

Business strike production of the 1871 quarter eagle amounted to just 5,320 pieces, a tiny figure, yet one in line with the low overall mintages of the smaller gold denominations in the post-Civil War era. The smaller coins were less useful in international trade than larger denominations such as the double eagle, and so gold dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles were decidedly out-of-favor.

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


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1871 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 435 450 475 550 875 1000 1150 1400 1775 2450 4000 7500 10000 27500 - - - - -
1871 $2.5 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 3500 - - - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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: 4/20/2021 1871 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1247122843217243------125
----------------1-----1
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total----12471228432172431-----126
 ----1%2%3%6%10%22%34%2%13%2%3%2%1%----- 
1871 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11---------2
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-----------11---------2
 -----------50%50%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7198748939401028106712571410183721282494270527863174405555197984901712782184262693928030
77188090996910411130130815521934225025642732291534684543634183281027214663212642730329432
0000001308155219342250256427322915346845436341832810272146632126400
0000001359169520312372263527593045376150317162867311527165452410100
1871 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674820838882966100511861333168319072197255527133033388553067704871012385179062629927320
723826853910979106512351450175820042316260828203317435961058039993514225207042663928686
000000123514501758200423162608282033174359610580399935142252070400
0000001284156618322100243626602926360148326905837511160160662350100
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 60 PL
Points: 2705
Owner: DougG
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1907
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.