Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 133,540
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.83 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 $2.5 MS obverse 1902 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 133,540 quarter eagles in 1902. Many examples of this issue survived in relatively high grade, making this coin relatively obtainable in gem, and even in MS66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1902 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 355 365 375 385 400 445 475 500 575 895 1350 2800 22000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 485 525 650 1100 2300 8000 -
1902 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1300 - - 4500 7000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3503
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1902 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1--910319351965766734320158636--3495
---------------31-4---8
---------------108101---29
---------------1------1
Total------1--910319351965766748329168686--3533
 ------0 %--0 %3 %1 %10 %27 %22 %21 %9 %5 %2 %0 %-- 
1902 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-4-111----8
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Total-----------1-4-111----8
 -----------13 %-50 %-13 %13 %13 %---- 

Upcoming Auctions

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12/7/2019 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2019 December 5 - 7 US Coins Signature Auction Session(3), 1302/Lot# 4193
12/7/2019 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2019 December 5 - 7 US Coins Signature Auction Session(3), 1302/Lot# 4194


Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 1939 $748.00
1/3/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4890 $2,070.00
5/27/2010 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 483, 489/Lot# 7541 $1,725.00
7/19/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3104, 3104/Lot# 1219 $483.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4140 $3,818.75
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 197733 $2,600.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 8104 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6978358548749119309389489669831018114611771206124214101985241736017984936111906
7438418618869179339419549729951061115611871218129816022129281250628443102090
000000941954972995106111561187121812981602212928125062844300
0000009459609771006110311671196123013541793227332066523890200
1902 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802820856874882891908925958108111101138117313331886230234477704904611529
69678980883286287788589791493699910911119115012261517202526844866815198740
00000088589791493699910911119115012261517202526844866815100
000000888902919947104011001129116112801702216330656285859900
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 7704
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3447
Owner: Lax44 Coin Collector
 
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