Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 17,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $231.31 (10/23/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $2.5 MS obverse 1889 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although it only had a mintage of 17,600 pieces, the 1889 quarter eagle is still available today in circulated grades and through the lower end of mint state. However, the coin becomes much harder to find in choice and is very rare in gem.

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Last Updated: 8/31/2020

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1889 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 415 415 320 335 345 355 365 390 400 490 525 575 1000 2750 5250 10500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1250 3250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 420
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1889 $2.5 MS
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Base-------141048141141116837911---418
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Total-------141048141141116937911---419
 -------0%1%2%11%3%27%26%16%9%2%0%0%--- 
1889 $2.5 MS PL
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Base------------2---------2
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Total------------2-1-------3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $2.5 MS PL
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Base6978358548749119489629751001103411071192134514531847251945465684601580251168417276
743841861886923953966984101210581135124313811584207131954925579466859245135480
00000096698410121058113512431381158420713195492557946685924500
000000971992102310831164129414171716229538705305590573551046400
1889 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base65378380282085689190591694197410441124127113751753240143615466578775191088916020
6967898088328688969099249529971071117313061501196930544729557363648642125990
000000909924952997107111731306150119693054472955736364864200
0000009129339631021109712221340162721853708509856806942976600
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5466
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2401
Owner: ddr70
 
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