Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.93 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 $2.5 PF obverse 1872 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With an original delivery of only 30 proof specimens and a poor rate of survival, this quarter eagle must be considered among the finest certified survivors of its issue.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1872 $2.5 PF
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1872 $2.5 PF CA
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1872 $2.5 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1872 $2.5 PF CA
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Base---------------211----4
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Total--------------1211----5
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1872 $2.5 PF UC
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Base---------------111----3
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Total---------------121----4
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2182 $25,300.00
10/18/2012 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5643 $28,200.00
3/21/2013 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4146 $34,075.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4443 $23,500.00
9/3/2014 NGC Details Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 3035/Lot# 31440 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $2.5 PF CA
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1872 $2.5 PF UC
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1872 $2.5 PF
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0000001585193625043019330735703925466159836732732385861107200
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