Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.98 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 $2.5 MS obverse 1872 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Scarce in all grades with an original mintage of just 3,000 business strikes and 30 proofs, the 1872 quarter eagle is extremely rare in Uncirculated grades and, according to Akers, is more often found as a nice Proof than in BU.

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1872 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 64
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/7/2003 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7263 $10,350.00
2/2/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1996, 1996/Lot# 2086 $2,530.00
4/16/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3300 $2,415.00
9/14/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1388 $8,337.50
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121709 $1,925.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3361 $2,203.13
10/31/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4394 $3,172.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $2.5 MS
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1872 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base847911930983113115311749198521132680324740204427547665277210111251584422940337413496736226
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6286
Owner: Thornton
 
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