Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.76 (11/22/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 $2.5 MS obverse 1895 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 6,000 mint state quarter eagles in 1895. The average grade seen today is in the lower mint state range, around MS62 or so. However, gem coins (and even higher) do exist.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1895 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 375 395 450 500 550 715 950 1550 2500 4250 5500 14500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1150 1700 3250 4750 8500 - -
1895 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 273
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 11/19/2019 1895 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------31964281543117135---271
---------------1------1
--------------2-12----5
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Total---------31964281563218155---277
 ---------1 %7 %2 %15 %29 %20 %12 %6 %5 %2 %--- 
1895 $2.5 MS PL
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Base---------------1-1----2
------------------1---1
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Total---------------1-11---3
 ---------------33 %-33 %33 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/4/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1195, 1195/Lot# 1877 $870.38
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7381 $6,900.00
9/30/2009 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2752, 2752/Lot# 2096 $6,210.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1230 $1,092.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4198 $5,287.50
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4138 $8,518.75
4/27/2014 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2282 $510.00
9/7/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 187559 $1,299.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 $2.5 MS PL
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Base6978358548749119489669831018113112061278145417992271271040726007686672461007114553
743841861886923954972995105611561230133715691956241731644717629369938188115650
00000097299510561156123013371569195624173164471762936993818800
000000977100610931181125413951684211425643618536265807119912900
1895 $2.5 MS
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Base65378380282085689190892595810661138120613751707216125853902499266166986966313979
69678980883286889791493699410901161126214861858230230244265553367397878111020
0000009149369941090116112621486185823023024426555336739787800
00000091994710301114118313191596201024443463462960756863877100
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4992
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3902
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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