Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,160
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.15 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 $2.5 MS obverse 1887 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although cents, nickels, and dollars saw huge mintages at the Philadelphia mint in 1887, most of the other denominations had tiny productions. The gold quarter eagle saw only 6,160 coins struck that year, which was surprisingly the highest number struck at the facility since 1879.

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1887 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 199
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/9/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1197, 1197/Lot# 1962 $2,268.25
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1546 $402.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1319 $1,093.65
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 10813 $920.00
2/3/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98677 $489.50
7/11/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6941 $364.25
3/13/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131612/Lot# 27192 $646.25
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4409 $1,116.25
4/23/2017 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131718/Lot# 21521 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697844865882911102510591091115513641515172418242051274037227042764611934178482705828100
74685187189294910361070111212251414158517571900228130674829724390751390520918274050
000000107011121225141415851757190022813067482972439075139052091800
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1887 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537938118298569669971028108812901433163417301949249535646787737411557173382636427386
7007998178388939761007104811551338150016661803213128514638698387681348420347267050
000000100710481155133815001666180321312851463869838768134842034700
0000001018106812231385156716981876231332085713717810163154112335500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1730
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1730
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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