Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 73
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $153.99 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1884 $2.5 PF obverse 1884 $2.5 PF 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.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1884 $2.5 PF
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1884 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1884 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 25
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/12/2005 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 30414 $23,000.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1818 $1,955.00
12/2/2010 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1147/Lot# 4340 $12,650.00
1/10/2012 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions Monthly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231206/Lot# 61470 $184.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4447 $82,250.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4775 $10,575.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10216 $27,025.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1884 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111111127333488430947465010532857476089682074318323111
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1884 $2.5 PF
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Base111111111483196925132807312634473694437557026820743196421214715589
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