Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,600
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $146.11 (9/30/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 $2.5 MS obverse 1889 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1889 quarter eagle, with a business strike mintage of 17,600 pieces, is obtainable in circulated grades and the lower levels of Mint State. Near-Gem specimens are more difficult to acquire.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1889 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 385 395 405 425 515 630 800 1075 1750 8250 16000 - - - -
$ 390 410 415 425 440 540 680 850 1175 2100 9000 17500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 394
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/13/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1123, 1123/Lot# 1893 $221.55
1/13/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL. (FUN) Bullet Sale #281, 281/Lot# 1344 $1,207.50
3/28/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 10395 $345.00
4/26/2010 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 474, 480/Lot# 598 $632.50
9/4/2011 PCGS   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1914 $287.50
6/30/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 109093 $632.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31184 $532.28
11/1/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 8587 $587.50
12/17/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1091 $304.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333603924294635516026536786957197357939971333188637124111469475191088916020
3423704044404925686196616837037247548611109151724943845430556358642125990
000000619661683703724754861110915172494384543055635864200
000000636669689711729773929122117013103397844996577976500
1889 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43947751555860264867469972574376878584610601410198538754287488880251168417276
4514895295726176566827077317517738059171176160126154012448759339244135480
000000682707731751773805917117616012615401244875933924400
0000006907167377597798259881293179332454149468769791046400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4111
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1886
Owner: ddr70
 
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