Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 106
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.42 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 $2.5 PF obverse 1893 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 106 proof gold quarter eagles in 1893. Of those, it is likely that perhaps half or less have survived to today. NGC has only graded just 36 examples in all grades, which likely includes resubmissions. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1893 $2.5 PF
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1893 $2.5 PF CA
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1893 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1893 $2.5 PF
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1893 $2.5 PF CA
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Total------------2--5-31---11
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1893 $2.5 PF UC
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Total--------------2171063--29
 --------------7 %3 %24 %34 %21 %10 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/24/2006 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2553 $4,312.50
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 63   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3228 $6,325.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 4276 $8,050.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5310 $34,075.00
3/28/2013 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions Session(1), 231314/Lot# 61182 $130.43
3/27/2014 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4063 $19,975.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10218 $22,325.00
9/5/2019 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2019 September 5 - 8 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1299/Lot# 3939 $23,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 $2.5 PF CA
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1893 $2.5 PF UC
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1893 $2.5 PF
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