Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.06 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $2.5 PF obverse 1880 $2.5 PF 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: 10/21/2019

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1880 $2.5 PF
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1880 $2.5 PF CA
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1880 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1880 $2.5 PF
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Base---------11-1-1-------4
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Total---------11-1-1-------4
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1880 $2.5 PF CA
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Base--------------26-1----9
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Total--------------26-1----9
 --------------22 %67 %-11 %---- 
1880 $2.5 PF UC
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Total---------------1-1----2
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/31/2010 NGC PF 64   Cameo Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2079 $16,100.00
8/11/2010 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 3430 $29,900.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6760 $3,244.15
4/22/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5260 $37,600.00
7/9/2015 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1222/Lot# 3279 $35,250.00
8/10/2016 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5786 $11,162.50
9/5/2019 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1299/Lot# 3935 $8,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $2.5 PF CA
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1880 $2.5 PF UC
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111111195231133914462850195313566260816625728680198651110
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0000001190333734196477851115423579262406851749583358651100
1880 $2.5 PF
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00000011131205426293042347538694188475859306932786696521207300
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