1878 $2.50 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

ex Trompeter collection

ex Trompeter collection

PCGS #:
7904
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
20
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 12 R-9.5 13 / 60 13 / 60
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 13 / 60 TIE 13 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 60 TIE 11 / 60 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 12
60 or Better 11
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.5
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 60
60 or Better 13 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 60 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 60
60 or Better 13 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 60 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade
2 PR64 estimated grade
#1 PR64 PCGS grade
#2 PR64 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): Proofs are extremely rare and the 1878 is, in fact, the rarest post-1859 quarter eagle in proof. At least I know of fewer examples of this date than of any other proof after 1859. I would estimate that only half a dozen or so remain in unimpaired condition, most of which are impounded in museums or prominent collections. Note: All 1878 proof gold is extremely rare even though the reported mintage is similar to that for some other years. Perhaps some of the sets were not sold and were subsequently melted.