Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 $2.5 PF obverse 1877 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

While most issues of proof gold are rare in the absolute sense, and may have mintages and survival rates that are comparable to the 1877, this is one issue that has received a measure of acclaim that is in line with its rarity. This is no doubt due to the extreme rarity of many of the business strikes from various denominations of this year, including the mintage for the quarter eagle which is only 1,652 pieces (including proofs). Only 20 proofs were originally struck with perhaps only 13-14 pieces believed extant today, many of which are unfortunately impaired in some way.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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1877 $2.5 PF
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1877 $2.5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50000 58500 - - -
1877 $2.5 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 23000 - - 68000 130000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1877 $2.5 PF
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1877 $2.5 PF CA
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1877 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $2.5 PF CA
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1877 $2.5 PF UC
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1877 $2.5 PF
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Base38093898398940814175427043674466456646684771487653675836798484088849975610248107581161114581
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