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: $176.35 (11/12/2019)
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: 8/26/2019

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1877 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 350 385 475 725 1100 1250 1500 1950 2350 3250 4000 4800 10250 19000 - - - - - -
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1877 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - 2350 3400 - - 5500 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1877 $2.5 MS
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Base-----3655174076942-1----105
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Total-----3655174078942-1----107
 -----3 %6 %5 %5 %16 %37 %7 %7 %8 %4 %2 %-1 %---- 
1877 $2.5 MS PL
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Base---------13--1--------5
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Total---------13--1--------5
 ---------20 %60 %--20 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/24/2000 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1312, 1312/Lot# 1747 $1,266.00
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
2/3/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1484 $4,600.00
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
3/8/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8741 $345.00
3/27/2015 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7342 $883.60
5/8/2019 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131920/Lot# 23926 $480.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $2.5 MS PL
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Base865938956102811731589177419172050246831943247351841065476672086161197816948243882535426347
88994498010761312165118221961218927103212333737144563589173529737136351942824710256850
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00000018692006232929523229342839105019630579841085715291219082503200
1877 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81188290096611031505168318211949210624553103336539355264647383191159916458237452469225667
83588892210121237156417291864200122222671319035554378566770889412132191888724061250170
0000001729186420012222267131903555437856677088941213219188872406100
00000017751906205423392887327837454821607077041050614838213162437600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5264
Owner: Thornton
 
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