Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 93
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $148.07 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1890 $2.5 PF obverse 1890 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Fewer than half of the 93 proof quarter eagles that the Philadelphia Mint produced in 1890 survive for the benefit of today's collectors. The coins fall between the PR 58 and PR 67 grade levels, although Gem and finer coins are elusive.

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1890 $2.5 PF
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1890 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1890 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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10/22/2009 NGC PF 60   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 1341 $2,990.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5041 $14,950.00
10/25/2012 NGC PF 35   Heritage Auctions Weekly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231244/Lot# 62136 $53.00
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6954 $7,050.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1711 $12,925.00
5/11/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 193558 $6,985.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $2.5 PF
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1890 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1890 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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