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: $176.83 (12/7/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1882 $2.5 MS
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1882 $2.5 MS PL
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1882 $2.5 MS DPL
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 175
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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 1882 $2.5 MS
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Base-------42196173116111121----165
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Total-------42196173117111121----166
 -------2 %1 %11 %37 %4 %19 %10 %7 %7 %1 %1 %---- 
1882 $2.5 MS PL
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Base-----------1521-------9
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Total-----------1531-------10
 -----------10 %50 %30 %10 %------- 
1882 $2.5 MS DPL
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Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------2--------2
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2435 $1,207.50
9/5/2004 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1931, 1931/Lot# 2136 $1,210.00
2/14/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4349 $3,450.00
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 386 $460.00
1/19/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165735 $533.50
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3354 $15,275.00
11/14/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1215/Lot# 3230 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 $2.5 MS PL
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Base81189391193094810181107120613251472187220512214271033174140592767207984124531811626763
8388999179369711048114012461374160519322105237929123591473661917141947414341209980
00000011401246137416051932210523792912359147366191714194741434100
000000117312851423173919912160254531153866533164567563109631622800
1882 $2.5 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865949969988100710781173127814011554197021562325283934684317615769739018126311864227465
893956975994103111101208131914521693203222122496304937514930642976551022214635215830
000000120813191452169320322212249630493751493064297655102221463500
000000124313601503183120942269266832584034554467018336114271663800
1882 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7548388568748919581044113812521393177619492106258531723968570264737704120631760026074
782844862880913987107511761299152118342001226627813437454659596883915713909204250
00000010751176129915211834200122662781343745465959688391571390900
000000110712141346164818912054242529763703512462167294106101575400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2106
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1776
Owner: Long Haul
 
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