Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.85 (8/28/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 $2.5 MS obverse 1894 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1894 was produced to the extent of just 4,000 business strikes. Although none of the Liberty Quarter Eagles of the 1880-1901 era were produced in sizeable numbers, the 1894 boasts one of the lower mintages. Survivors, therefore, are popular at all levels of preservation.

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1894 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 385 395 475 625 850 1000 1200 1950 3850 7250 14500 22500 35500 - -
$ 390 410 415 525 675 950 1100 1350 2200 4250 8650 16000 24500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 232
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/30/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24041, 24041/Lot# 13598 $1,265.00
11/20/2005 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2120, 2120/Lot# 2191 $504.00
4/17/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 239, 245/Lot# 9850 $805.00
7/7/2013 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 121243 $17,875.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5580 $67,562.50
1/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1201/Lot# 7256 $6,462.50
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1892 $34,075.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5449 $23,500.00
3/28/2014 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6188 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477575674764951106212121303134515051969310337304111469480311130816198
35238241545150960870482698811121242131713981659234733123857430558069123129380
0000007048269881112124213171398165923473312385743055806912300
000000734888102511621272133114511814272535213984449969181021500
1894 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87293599910671141121612561295132013371362137914231589207232473894428748887267976213359
893956102110911166122912691303132513451367139314781750246334624025448756818098109610
0000001269130313251345136713931478175024633462402544875681809800
0000001282131113311353137314081533191128553678415646876474893000
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