Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $176.96 (11/22/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS obverse 1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS 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. There's just a single die marriage for circulating 1891 quarter eagles, so all coins are DDR and will be attributed as such at no additional charge.

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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 350 365 385 445 475 515 575 875 1300 3000 6750 11000 - - - -
$ - - - - 490 - - 1000 1700 3750 8000 - - -
1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 1450 1850 - - 4350 - - - - - -
1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 6800 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 336
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS
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Base------243126596585363591----326
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-------------2-41-----7
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Total------2431265965873639101----333
 ------1 %1 %1 %4 %20 %3 %20 %26 %11 %12 %3 %0 %---- 
1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS PL
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Base-----------34-11------9
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Total-----------34-11------9
 -----------33 %44 %-11 %11 %------ 
1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS DPL
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Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1323 $431.25
7/18/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2067, 2067/Lot# 2255 $577.50
7/6/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68072, 68072/Lot# 62948 $460.00
3/8/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 8744 $431.25
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1949 $2,185.00
12/1/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148166 $254.71
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21025 $763.75
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8300 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS PL
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Base7038388548749119309389489661018109111771410160019852756423972107604102151522823020
748843861886917933941954983104211201255147317282242325052297341847411886178250
00000094195498310421120125514731728224232505229734184741188600
000000945960100110671148133215371857249937456220747393451355700
1891 DOUBLED DIE REV $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base65978380282085687488289190895810281110133315151886262840646951733493471380920700
70078980883286287788589792598110551184139416392133310750267079800510834161060
0000008858979259811055118413941639213331075026707980051083400
00000088890294110051083125914541762238135855989720686761232200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1028
Owner: Long Haul
 
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