Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $156.92 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1886 $2.5 MS obverse 1886 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a mere 4,000 mint state and 88 proof $2.50 quarter eagles in 1886. This low mintage was likely due to the nearly 20 million Morgan dollars struck there that year. Today, it is believed that perhaps only a few dozen proof coins exist, along with perhaps 10% of the mint state pieces.

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1886 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 146
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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6/2/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 421 $990.00
6/24/1996 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0852, 852/Lot# 1860 $817.63
9/6/2004 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1545 $1,725.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1318 $883.20
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4374 $2,932.50
1/9/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL FUN Online Session #395, 395/Lot# 27359 $632.50
4/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8052 $793.13
6/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 189544 $797.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $2.5 MS
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1886 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base71986588290192010511146124213451441176220072233258535814701568460148282131961912228147
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000000121013111409165519252158246832494328535659047526115581714700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1624
Owner: Endds
 
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