Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,070
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.79 (6/3/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 $2.5 MS obverse 1896 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 quarter eagle comes with a mintage of nearly 20,000 pieces, and is an ideal choice as a type coin.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/23/2015

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1896 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 385 395 405 425 630 650 800 1275 3400 4500 11750 - - -
$ 390 410 415 425 440 680 700 850 1450 3700 5350 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 687
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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12/4/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0899, 899/Lot# 1816 $580.25
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1327 $278.30
10/24/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2533 $690.00
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 2139 $3,450.00
4/25/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210051, 210051/Lot# 21190 $1,150.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1346 $322.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9258 $2,990.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148133 $236.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527563597620635659674715982127114212495291040485494775411130
336364397432479539574604625643664687804107813211779263332894530624788790
000000574604625643664687804107813211779263332894530624700
000000585612630651669701893117413712137277136685012700000
1896 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4204564925345776226466706846957117217641048134515022617304742235997856512435
432468506548592630654674687700714735858114713971873276034394814685398550
000000654674687700714735858114713971873276034394814685300
000000662679691705717749953124614492245290338315405770900
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