Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $158.57 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1882 $2.5 MS obverse 1882 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A mere 4,000 mint state and 67 proof gold $2.5 quarter eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1882. With such a low mintage of business strike coins, examples are quite rare to find today, especially in gem. Proofs examples are even scarcer, as evidenced by the fact that NGC has graded only 13 examples to date. (11/2016)



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1882 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 163
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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4/23/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0939, 939/Lot# 1908 $1,582.50
3/15/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 1754 $747.50
9/14/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1391 $4,945.00
3/31/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 106344 $607.20
12/8/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156706 $578.60
1/19/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165735 $533.50
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2510 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 $2.5 MS
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782844862880913987107511761299152118342001226627813437454659596883915713909204250
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1882 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base81189391193094810181107120613251472187220512214271033174140592767207984124531811626763
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1882 $2.5 MS Deep Prooflike
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Base865949969988100710781173127814011554197021562325283934684317615769739018126311864227465
893956975994103111101208131914521693203222122496304937514930642976551022214635215830
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2106
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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