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: $156.59 (11/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1894 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 300 320 340 360 380 440 475 550 675 1000 1700 3400 5700 11500 18000 37500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1300 2300 3950 7300 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 229
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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6/17/2007 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2382, 2382/Lot# 2377 $896.00
7/21/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 267, 273/Lot# 1481 $422.05
1/29/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1229 $517.50
7/12/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4745 $1,092.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8029 $1,124.48
6/29/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 187558 $898.00
4/27/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5697 $1,194.98
1/4/2017 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6619 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6978358548749119489669831018111511561278102517992381334042235684679489491168016683
743841861886923954972995105011291197127812831993270136344710605475129859133480
00000097299510501129119712781283199327013634471060547512985900
0000009771006108311421237127815412187302039295197642482311077000
1894 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802820856891908925958105111031206136317072268319440485466654586441130816198
69678980883286889791493698910681137125814781894257734794521582672459532129380
0000009149369891068113712581478189425773479452158267245953200
000000919947102010861172131115922081288537634993618579441042000
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