Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,950
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.28 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 $2.5 MS obverse 1884 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1884, the Philadelphia Mint struck only 1,950 gold quarter eagles along with 73 proofs. Both issues are understandably rare considering their low mintages. Most mint state coins tend to be in the AU58 to MS62 range. Higher graded examples are extremely rare. On the other hand, the proof issues have an average grade of around PF64 and often come with a cameo finish.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1884 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 365 400 450 550 685 775 895 1000 1300 2000 2125 2500 3900 5250 15000 - - - - -
1884 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 1850 - - 4250 - - 16500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 127
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1884 $2.5 MS
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Base-------2443653614872-----118
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Total-------2443653614872-----118
 -------2 %3 %3 %31 %4 %31 %12 %7 %6 %2 %----- 
1884 $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------1-22-12-----8
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Total----------1-22-12-----8
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1884 $2.5 MS DPL
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Base-------------1--------1
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/15/2004 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1962, 1962/Lot# 1859 $1,650.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1000 $2,070.00
12/4/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1875 $12,075.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7332 $1,955.00
10/27/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 116864 $341.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5203 $1,527.50
6/1/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 342 $850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $2.5 MS PL
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Base874990105111311242134514421531164417992141251926802968364244277818823610085142932059930166
913101010781168127613771472156916961913226725732776319339045557795788521148816395237880
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000000150116061747202723932626287234174165668880979469128901849700
1884 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8209339901066117312711363145015581707203724012555283434864246754379509751138612003229413
85895210151102120613021392148616081817215824522648305137395345767985501112115918231590
000000139214861608181721582452264830513739534576798550111211591800
000000142115221657192722802504274132693993644478149151124911797500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2037
Owner: Long Haul
 
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