Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.18 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 $2.5 MS obverse 1894 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1894 quarter eagle only had a tiny mintage of 6,000 coins, it is still relatively available today, even through the choice level. It is likely that collectors of the time noticed the low mintage and stashed this date away when they saw it in circulation.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1894 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 340 370 415 450 475 500 650 800 1200 2100 2900 4850 11000 19500 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1450 2300 3750 7000 - - -
1894 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1850 3000 3400 6750 13000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 237
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 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: 11/12/2019 1894 $2.5 MS
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Base-----1--213111454832311464---226
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Total-----1--213111454834321564---230
 -----0 %--1 %0 %13 %5 %20 %21 %15 %14 %7 %3 %2 %--- 
1894 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------24311-----11
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Total------------24321-----12
 ------------17 %33 %25 %17 %8 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1325 $632.50
1/30/2006 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2153, 2153/Lot# 1936 $896.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67023, 67023/Lot# 24652 $833.75
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2022 $920.00
10/18/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5617 $3,067.93
3/28/2014 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 6188 $2,115.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 187558 $898.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4517 $940.00
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4415 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $2.5 MS PL
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Base6978358548749119489669831018111511561278102517992381334042235684679489491168016683
743841861886923954972995105011291197127812831993270136344710605475129859133480
00000097299510501129119712781283199327013634471060547512985900
0000009771006108311421237127815412187302039295197642482311077000
1894 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802820856891908925958105111031206136317072268319440485466654586441130816198
69678980883286889791493698910681137125814781894257734794521582672459532129380
0000009149369891068113712581478189425773479452158267245953200
000000919947102010861172131115922081288537634993618579441042000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2268
Owner: tsevni2
 
Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 1799
Owner: Deepc5
 
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