Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 87
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.86 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 $2.5 PF obverse 1885 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1885, the Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 18 million Morgan dollars. Clearly, the Mint had their hands full considering how few quarter eagles were struck. A minuscule total of only 800 $2.5 coins were struck in the facility that year. 87 of those were proofs, with the balance being struck with a mint state finish. Today, mint state coins are more plentiful than proofs, but they tend to come in low mint state or below. Proofs on the other hand come pretty nice, with grades hovering around gem.

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1885 $2.5 PF
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1885 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1885 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/4/2001 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8122 $7,475.00
3/3/2004 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1852, 1852/Lot# 1545 $25,850.00
9/10/2006 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1819 $31,050.00
5/27/2007 NGC PF 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1517 $27,600.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4775 $26,450.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4275 $28,750.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 68   Cameo Bonhams The Tacasyl Collection of Magnificent United States Proof Gold Coins, 20992/Lot# 1004 $296,100.00
9/23/2013 NGC PF 68   Cameo Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 1004 $56,160.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1885 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111111127333488430947465010532857476089682074318323111
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1885 $2.5 PF
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Base111111111499198925372834323835253800443156566685743194741185215103
11111115001662217126362968333336164010483959996933811210266129350
0000001500166221712636296833333616401048395999693381121026600
0000001999182523542735310334293708422052476342718287931105900
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