Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,600
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $137.20 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1889 $2.5 MS obverse 1889 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1889 quarter eagle, with a business strike mintage of 17,600 pieces, is obtainable in circulated grades and the lower levels of Mint State. Near-Gem specimens are more difficult to acquire.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/12/2015

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1889 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 385 395 405 425 640 800 1250 1900 8450 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 850 1400 3350 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 395
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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10/15/2003 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1793, 1793/Lot# 1792 $418.00
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2188 $322.00
2/9/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 333, 339/Lot# 1075 $465.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3738 $546.25
11/20/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131148/Lot# 28605 $474.95
2/26/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131210/Lot# 26769 $661.25
2/4/2013 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2854 $881.25
6/2/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 106634 $276.46
12/17/2013 PCGS AU 50   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1091 $304.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333603924294635516026536786957197357939971333188637124111469475191088916020
3423704044404925686196616837037247548611109151724943845430556358642125990
000000619661683703724754861110915172494384543055635864200
000000636669689711729773929122117013103397844996577976500
1889 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base43947751555860264867469972574376878584610601410198538754287488880251168417276
4514895295726176566827077317517738059171176160126154012448759339244135480
000000682707731751773805917117616012615401244875933924400
0000006907167377597798259881293179332454149468769791046400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4111
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1886
Owner: ddr70
 
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