Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.73 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 $2.5 MS obverse 1891 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Garrett and Guth consider the 1891 quarter eagle underrated in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, writing: ?In grades up to gem Uncirculated, the date catalogs for little more than common. This is difficult to understand, as the 1891 quarter eagle is many times rarer than any of the later-date issues.'

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1891 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 385 395 405 425 550 685 810 1550 2300 8250 17500 - - - -
$ 390 410 415 425 440 580 735 865 1700 3050 9000 19000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 311
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 60   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8474


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1323 $431.25
7/8/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 4569 $8,337.50
7/28/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2897, 2897/Lot# 2481 $488.75
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1949 $2,185.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8028 $387.75
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148166 $254.71
2/3/2014 NGC MS 61   Deep Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4578 $5,314.53


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33336039242946353957962070375482887490810731351202940484591642593471380920700
34237040444048855259264772077884388596311651577270242295202739910834161060
0000005926477207788438859631165157727024229520273991083400
00000060667573780385889610181258180333754410581383731232100
1891 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base415450487527570615640663749804881930966113914292134422347836954102151522823020
426462500541585623647691767829897942102312351664283044095506804111886178250
00000064769176782989794210231235166428304409550680411188600
00000065572078585591395410811332189935264596623091281355700
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