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: $132.01 (8/4/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/24/2015

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1890 $2.5 PF
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 45
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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8/16/2015 PF 63  Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6073


Auction Prices Realized

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1/5/2011 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6761 $3,737.50
11/10/2013 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 151849 $14,300.00
1/26/2014 NGC PF 62   Ultra Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167699 $4,895.00
1/26/2014 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1710 $17,037.50
5/11/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 193558 $6,985.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4777 $19,387.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 $2.5 PF
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1890 $2.5 PF Cameo
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Base1111111118862464310334474141481751585656608965457967931311
111111162920782677321736784366493053245800624170198415931310
000000162920782677321736784366493053245800624170198415931300
0000001125722712890333239094591504454905944639374938864931300
1890 $2.5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111127333488430947465010157476089682074311111
111111191129843761445448345010191658616332702374311110
000000191129843761445448345010191658616332702374311100
0000001182232364035460049225010383159756576722774311100
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