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: $152.03 (6/25/2017)
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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1894 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 350 375 400 450 485 625 850 1100 1375 1950 3850 6500 16000 24000 37500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 233
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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3/12/1993 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 796 $693.00
7/26/1994 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 489 $522.50
3/8/1999 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1141, 1141/Lot# 2037 $817.63
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1325 $632.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1821 $885.50
9/17/2008 NGC MS 64   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3343 $5,175.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5867 $4,887.50
1/19/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165739 $1,073.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base342372404439477575674764951106212121303134515051969310337304111469480311130816198
35238241545150960870482698811121242131713981659234733123857430558069123129380
0000007048269881112124213171398165923473312385743055806912300
000000734888102511621272133114511814272535213984449969181021500
1894 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87293599910671141121612561295132013371362137914231589207232473894428748887267976213359
893956102110911166122912691303132513451367139314781750246334624025448756818098109610
0000001269130313251345136713931478175024633462402544875681809800
0000001282131113311353137314081533191128553678415646876474893000
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