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: $216.05 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 $2.5 PF obverse 1878 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a not insignificant 286,240 mint state gold quarter eagles in 1878. However, many were placed into circulation. While lower-end mint state coins are available, coins or higher in gem are extremely rare. Even though over a quarter of a million mint state quarter eagles were struck this year, the Mint only produced a mere 20 proofs. This has made the proof 1787 quarter eagle among the rarest proof quarter eagles with perhaps 10-12 known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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1878 $2.5 PF
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1878 $2.5 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1878 $2.5 PF
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1878 $2.5 PF CA
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1878 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $2.5 PF CA
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1878 $2.5 PF UC
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Base11111111243631313891429647595336608968208428958811733111
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1878 $2.5 PF
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