Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head $2.50 (1834-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 131,402
Catalog: KM-56
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.8990
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1208oz
Melt Value: $156.85 (7/25/2014)
Diameter: 18.2mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1835 $2.5 MS obverse 1835 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Classic Quarter Eagles and Fives were produced in large numbers, especially when compared to the earlier old-tenor designs, and they are readily available in VF-XF grades. They are occasionally even available in lower Mint State condition as quite a few 1834 examples were saved as curiosities as this was the first year of the type. However, the newness quickly wore off, and MS64 and MS65 pieces are extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2013

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1835 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 340 375 400 575 875 875 1275 1475 1725 2500 3600 3850 6000 12250 21500 57500 - - - - -
$ 945 1390 1600 1925 2700 3800 4250 6500 13500 24000 65000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 302
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/6/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Sale #130, 130/Lot# 5804 $2,090.00
1/8/1999 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1999 F.U.N. Signature Sale #195, 195/Lot# 7947 $3,450.00
3/1/2000 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1278, 1278/Lot# 1830 $1,793.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2405 $2,530.00
3/22/2010 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 464, 470/Lot# 387 $1,495.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9232 $460.00
5/27/2012 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 52228 $247.50
10/13/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 137863 $341.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1835 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base439497560631811105114161707198121432362249526432960400056567431112021612523588350291
458518583691891117215131798203522162406254427483306455262478688128431861227401350290
0000001513179820352216240625442748330645526247868812843186122740100
0000001610188920892289245025932854365351046839994514484211003121500
1835 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base471534602676865111514961799208422522479261727703099417358797704115711660824227358861
492556626739948124215971894214023272525266828793457474164878993132501914728113358860
0000001597189421402327252526682879345747416487899313250191472811300
00000016981989219624032571271929893815531070951028214929216873199900
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 2495
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2362
Owner: HalfCentsAndMore
 
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