Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,920
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $239.09 (8/3/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 $2.5 MS obverse 1874 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint was the sole producer of quarter eagles in 1874, and the combined business strike and proof mintage amounted to a mere 3,960 pieces. Despite this limited mintage, the 1874 is remarkably affordable in most circulated grades. At the finer levels of Mint State preservation, however, the 1874 is just as rare as its original mintage would suggest.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2020

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1874 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 320 330 410 495 640 800 900 1000 1100 2150 2750 4000 8000 12500 - - - - - -
1874 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 1550 2750 3500 - 10500 - - - - - - -

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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: 126
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1874 $2.5 MS
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Base----1142923484203-2------117
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Total----1142923484203-2------117
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1874 $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------413-1-------9
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Total----------413-1-------9
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $2.5 MS PL
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Base84791193098311311410144214721644214724892828346738005316610977041163316862248283709838413
86891794810321224142114521529181222612602304135784305558066419014133761951728918375360
0000001452152918122261260230413578430555806641901413376195172891800
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1874 $2.5 MS
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Base79385687492510661333136313931558177620292699308036394499587974311126216374241773622137513
8148628919721155134313731448163118602252282632663926495963968708129661897528192366520
0000001373144816311860225228263266392649596396870812966189752819200
0000001383150317031945247629533453421254196914998514670215763220600
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3080
Owner: herk 52
 
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