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: $215.67 (4/21/2021)
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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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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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: 138
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: 4/20/2021 1876 $2.5 MS
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Base----351614202240293-31-----138
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Total----351614202340293-31-----139
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base52757061568095813091477162920742319263628233264386554785800613564856849722876238033
541585636772107513651527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735977598435
0000001527177721552424269829703464440255855911625166066975735900
0000001578192522372530276031173664494056926023636867277101749100
1876 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966838856882102815051634175318652106261431832936427554175922902794919973104731130914224
9668448659311187154816741790194522752804318333824656558569579182965210140107521228114935
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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