Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,176
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.83 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 $2.5 MS obverse 1876 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Just 4,176 business strikes were minted, and that production ranks as the fifth lowest mintage of any quarter eagle struck in the 1870s. Although often overshadowed by the 1875 rarity, the 1876 is an extremely important date and, when found at all, is found in lower grades.

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1876 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 310 320 335 425 850 965 1000 1300 1900 3000 3750 6450 10000 12250 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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: 12/3/2019 1876 $2.5 MS
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Base----3516142022402103-31-----139
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Total----3516142023402103-31-----140
 ----2 %4 %11 %10 %14 %16 %29 %1 %7 %2 %-2 %1 %----- 

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12/7/2019 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2019 December 5 - 7 US Coins Signature Auction Session(4), 1302/Lot# 7669


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12/29/1995 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0801, 801/Lot# 837 $448.38
3/13/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1279 $1,435.20
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4573 $4,485.00
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7326 $2,070.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4796 $9,400.00
6/23/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121649 $491.70
4/6/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131415/Lot# 28271 $2,996.25
7/26/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21608 $705.00
2/16/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1252/Lot# 3931 $6,462.50
4/26/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5197 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $2.5 MS PL
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Base52757061568095813091477162920742319263628233264386554785800613564856849722876238033
541585636772107513651527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735977590
0000001527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735900
0000001578192522372530276031173664494056926023636867277101749100
1876 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966838856882102815051634175318652106261431832936427554175922902794919973104731130914224
966844865931118715481674179019452275280431833382465655856957918296521014010752122810
000000167417901945227528043183338246565585695791829652101401075200
000000171318282026244529933183382950365754799293369812103061103000
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2106
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1634
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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