Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $235.41 (8/14/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $2.5 PF obverse 1879 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 89,000 gold quarter eagles in 1879. Lower-end mint state examples are not rare, but this date becomes quite elusive in gem or higher. On the other hand, the Mint only struck 30 proofs in the same year. Those are much, much harder to come by, but tend to be in higher grades than the mint state pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1879 $2.5 PF
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1879 $2.5 PF CA
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1879 $2.5 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1879 $2.5 PF CA
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Total---------------42-2---8
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $2.5 PF CA
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1879 $2.5 PF UC
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0000001190333734196477851115423579262406851749583358651100
1879 $2.5 PF
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