Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,960
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.83 (12/7/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $2.5 MS obverse 1880 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A mere 2,960 mint state 1880 quarter eagles were struck in 1880 at the Philadelphia Mint. Of those, many were placed in circulation, making them hard to find in mint state grades of 64 or higher. Only 36 proofs were struck in addition to the business strike coins this year, which makes them far scarcer and more valuable today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1880 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 335 345 355 375 500 725 875 1000 1300 1650 1850 3000 3600 8750 17500 36500 - - - -
1880 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 4250 7500 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 150
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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: 12/3/2019 1880 $2.5 MS
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1880 $2.5 MS PL
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/30/2001 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1487, 1487/Lot# 1244 $870.38
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1930 $920.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2425 $3,220.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1579 $920.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8492 $881.25
6/15/2014 NGC MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 188719 $1,210.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $2.5 MS PL
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Base87493895810251051109212781442167118471963243425523149356046175684648810310147152134831460
8959459801034106511541333151817301886212024732751328639124973595277621177816926247190
000000133315181730188621202473275132863912497359527762117781692600
000000138715951788192422772513295034234265532862209036132471913700
1880 $2.5 MS
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Base82088290096699010281206136315831753186523192433300934064431546662489972142732076630683
841888922974100310871258143616401790201623572625314137484776572774891140616437240720
000000125814361640179020162357262531413748477657277489114061643700
000000131115101696182821682395281732744089512159878731128391860200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1865
Owner: Endds
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1865
Owner: Long Haul
 
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