Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,070
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.27 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 $2.5 MS obverse 1896 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 quarter eagle comes with a mintage of nearly 20,000 pieces, and is an ideal choice as a type coin.

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Price Guide

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1896 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 385 395 405 425 515 630 650 825 1225 3200 4150 10500 - - -
$ 390 410 415 425 440 540 680 700 885 1350 3500 4500 11500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 678
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6183


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9/13/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1210, 1210/Lot# 1852 $379.80
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1327 $278.30
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1671 $379.50
8/7/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1595 $977.50
1/5/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12413 $690.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4503 $3,335.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6170 $2,415.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148133 $236.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527563597620635659674715982127114212495291040485494775411130
336364397432479539574604625643664687804107813211779263332894530624788790
000000574604625643664687804107813211779263332894530624700
000000585612630651669701893117413712137277136685012700000
1896 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4204564925345776226466706846957117217641048134515022617304742235997856512435
432468506548592630654674687700714735858114713971873276034394814685398550
000000654674687700714735858114713971873276034394814685300
000000662679691705717749953124614492245290338315405770900
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