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: $153.10 (5/29/2017)
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: 202
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/25/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0879, 879/Lot# 1984 $844.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1319 $1,093.65
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1663 $431.25
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 187553 $1,099.00
10/8/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4242 $940.00
10/31/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 5329 $3,055.00
2/26/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4128 $3,290.00
10/11/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131542/Lot# 25330 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34237240443947762072982995410311139120613931928261435255563781511557173382636427386
3523824154515246567628709791067116112681571215629174204631390621348420346267040
000000762870979106711611268157121562917420463139062134842034600
00000079591210051103118313301749238532214883706410309154112335500
1887 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base572615663715768824854884101510951208127814722029274036835783792111587172062591726926
58663168073278683486492710411132123113421657226630544383649591431346020109262530
0000008649271041113212311342165722663054438364959143134602010900
00000087497110681170125414071843250333685083720810365153332301300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1393
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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