1877 $2.50 PCGS MS63 CAC

Even if you have no interest in purchasing this coin, click on the photo icon and take a long glimpse at its appearance: it has the "look" that I find more appealing than on any other gold coin. The luster is very intense with a hybrid appearance that combines rich frostiness with flashy reflective luster. This excellent appearance is compounded by superb natural medium yellow-gold color that shades towards rose and green hues as the coin tilts towards a light source. The obverse is a virtual Gem in appearance; the reverse shows a few very hard-to-find marks at TE in STATES. The 1877 is a rare, low mintage issue with just 1,652 struck. It is a bit less rare overall than this tiny figure would suggest but it is rare in Uncirculated and very rare in MS65 or higher. There are no Gems known and maybe three exist in MS64 with the last one, Heritage 10/11: 4731 (graded by NGC and approved by CAC) having been purchased by me for $14,950. No PCGS MS63 1877 quarter eagles have sold at auction since October 1999 when Bass II: 593 brought $8,740. A great coin that combines beauty, rarity and eye appeal in one neat package.