Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 165
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.62 (7/11/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 $2.5 PF obverse 1898 $2.5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the 165 proofs originally struck, it is estimated that today only 55 or so may exist in all grades. A good number of the surviving examples are worn, damaged, or scuffed, rendering the number of high grade and truly collectible pieces even smaller.

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Price Guide

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1898 $2.5 PF
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1898 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1898 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2003 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1088 $21,275.00
2/11/2007 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2189 $18,400.00
1/5/2011 PCGS PF 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6762 $2,300.00
9/7/2011 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4228 $7,207.05
11/16/2011 NGC PF 60   Teletrade Auction 3174, 3174/Lot# 1832 $1,050.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4279 $28,750.00
7/11/2013 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3308 $82,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $2.5 PF
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1898 $2.5 PF Cameo
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1898 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
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