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: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1872 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 320 350 450 600 1200 1700 1900 2500 3750 5000 7250 11000 18950 - - - - - - -
1872 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 4500 - - - 18500 - - - - - - -

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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.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 67
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1872 $2.5 MS
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Base----111452222-6-2-------64
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Total----111452222-6-2-------64
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1872 $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------1--11-------3
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Total----------1--11-------3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $2.5 MS PL
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Base847911930983113115311749198521132680324740204427547665277210111251584422940337413496736226
868917948103212641604182820282302286935054156477758266755851512698182092654034150353870
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1872 $2.5 MS
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Base793856874925106614771658188620092555310338524246526462866951107671537722326329233412735364
81486289197212031537173419272191273833533983458556056508822312304176932585833324345390
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00000018101968237329203602411549255945672994951384020010293913372600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 6286
Owner: Thornton
 
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