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: $149.46 (2/20/2017)
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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Grade
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Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2165 $7,475.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1318 $883.20
2/22/2007 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2331, 2331/Lot# 1187 $2,520.00
12/4/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118, 1118/Lot# 1877 $2,990.00
1/7/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 10111 $920.00
5/12/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 114497 $577.50
4/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8052 $793.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 $2.5 MS
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Base35138441545348965381595811771305147815831753223326993817451253678945127891858527432
362394427465543707862103112191362151316391913238830714048479765591022614721215340
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1886 $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base667719772829889951985101812461380155916681847234528283984471155828282113791591622652
68473679184990996299610941290143915951727201325063213422650016482931412891181610
0000009961094129014391595172720132506321342265001648293141289100
000000100711701335149916311787217926673598446852917382103461440300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1478
Owner: Endds
 
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