Pre-1917 Proof Coins
1882 $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle
Proof mintage = 67
Business strike mintage = 4,000
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A better date Proof $2.50, much scarcer than the Proof quarter eagles of
the 1890 to 1907 era. This piece only achieved the grade of Proof-60 due
to a small ding near the upper of the three arrowheads on the reverse.
The ding is actually smaller than it looks in the scan above. Great
As for value, keep in mind that this Proof, with it's tiny mintage of 67 and perhaps 30 to 35 surviving examples, is priced at only about 10 times as much as the most common date Liberty Head quarter eagle in the grade of MS-60. This 1882 is a better date in business strike format as well, with a mintage of only 4,000 pieces.
Priced at $3600.00
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