Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 80
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.36 (12/11/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 $2.5 PF obverse 1891 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

As is the case with the double eagle of this date, both the mint state and proof versions of this coin had low mintages, some 10,960 and 80 pieces, respectively. Most contemporary collectors considered proof versions superior, and the mint state coins were neglected. However, unlike the 1891 double eagle, the proof examples of this date is far rarer than the mint state.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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1891 $2.5 PF
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1891 $2.5 PF CA
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1891 $2.5 PF UC
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1891 $2.5 PF CA
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Base------------1--1441---11
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Total------------1--1441---11
 ------------9 %--9 %36 %36 %9 %--- 
1891 $2.5 PF UC
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Base---------------1144---10
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----------------22----4
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Total---------------1374---15
 ---------------7 %20 %47 %27 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/2011 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5042 $34,500.00
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4869 $25,300.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5658 $22,325.00
8/2/2017 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(2), 1258/Lot# 4098 $17,037.50
9/5/2019 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1299/Lot# 3936 $36,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $2.5 PF CA
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111111162920782677321736784366493053245800624170198415931310
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0000001125722712890333239094591504454905944639374938864931300
1891 $2.5 PF UC
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Base1111111127333488430947465010157476089682074311111
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1891 $2.5 PF
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Base11111111136318212335261430093238356446435466583668208742108901
1111111455151519922428274530853346392349175589616474609458108900
000000145515151992242827453085334639234917558961647460945800
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