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: $176.18 (11/11/2019)
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: 21
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/5/2019 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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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/13/2006 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, 416/Lot# 3256 $4,600.00
3/17/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4675 $10,637.50
1/3/2012 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4774 $43,135.35
10/18/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5651 $38,187.50
3/27/2014 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4061 $28,200.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4774 $6,168.75


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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