Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,632
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.20 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 $2.5 MS obverse 1877 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only 1,632 pieces were struck of the 1877 Quarter Eagle. An impressively low mintage for certain, but for some reason there are a relatively large number of examples that have survived. In Mint State, however, there are very few pieces known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1877 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 335 345 385 475 800 1125 1275 1475 1985 3200 3800 5350 10500 17500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4050 - - - - - - -
1877 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 3400 - - - - - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/22/1994 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1994 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #118, 118/Lot# 295 $1,100.00
5/25/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2044, 2044/Lot# 2140 $1,320.00
5/3/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale #2, 145/Lot# 5248 $1,840.00
5/27/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1515 $7,475.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5816 $3,565.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1209 $4,112.50
6/4/2017 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131724/Lot# 23755 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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88994498010761312165118221961218927103212333737144563589173529737136351942824710256850
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1877 $2.5 MS
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Base81188290096611031505168318211949210624553103336539355264647383191159916458237452469225667
83588892210121237156417291864200122222671319035554378566770889412132191888724061250170
0000001729186420012222267131903555437856677088941213219188872406100
00000017751906205423392887327837454821607077041050614838213162437600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5264
Owner: Thornton
 
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