Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 82
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.43 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1883 $2.5 PF obverse 1883 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a total of 233,461 gold half eagles in 1883. Most of those were business strikes, with only 61 struck in proof finish. Today, the mint state examples of this date are quite common in grades of MS62 and below. However, they become surprisingly scarce in better condition. The proofs on the other hand, are extremely rare in all grades as it is estimated that perhaps half have survived until present day.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1883 $2.5 PF
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1883 $2.5 PF CA
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1883 $2.5 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1883 $2.5 PF
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1883 $2.5 PF CA
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1883 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $2.5 PF CA
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1883 $2.5 PF UC
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1883 $2.5 PF
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