Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 122
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.10 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 $2.5 PF obverse 1894 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Some 122 proof 1894 quarter eagles were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1894. However, many have been lost to time, and it is likely that no more than a third still exist today.

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Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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1894 $2.5 PF
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1894 $2.5 PF CA
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1894 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 59
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1894 $2.5 PF
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Base-----------1111-------4
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Total-----------1111-------4
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1894 $2.5 PF CA
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Total-----------122312116----37
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1894 $2.5 PF UC
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Base-------------2113551--18
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Total-------------21131071--25
 -------------8 %4 %4 %12 %40 %28 %4 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/27/2005 NGC PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10326 $37,145.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4780 $24,150.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 62   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12227 $4,600.00
8/2/2012 NGC PF 63   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4518 $5,581.25
2/22/2018 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4136 $6,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $2.5 PF CA
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1894 $2.5 PF UC
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111111162320602655319235243859426547625468633272668158110
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0000001124622512867330636283987441549605778657677128158100
1894 $2.5 PF
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Base111111111271170721972464286032383601417253675747624882451022512913
1111111424141618702286259629863359379145705493591469138905111210
000000142414161870228625962986335937914570549359146913890500
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