Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,070
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 $2.5 MS obverse 1896 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 gold quarter eagle had a mintage of just over 19,000, nearly twice the prior two years' mintages combined. This issue is relatively obtainable through gem, although it becomes more scarce in higher levels of preservation.

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Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1896 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 355 365 375 395 400 445 500 650 1200 2450 3825 10300 22000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 575 800 1500 2700 4500 13000 -
1896 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 3250 - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 729
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1896 $2.5 MS
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Base----------427116224130116562281--722
-------------1-111----4
---------------211----4
---------------1------1
Total----------427116225130120582481--731
 ----------6%1%16%31%18%16%8%3%1%0%-- 
1896 $2.5 MS PL
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Base---------1--114-------7
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Total---------1--114-------7
 ---------14%--14%14%57%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $2.5 MS PL
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Base72583585487491193095698310181067109111451256128414421895285731495254568462198118
76284186188691793996599510341075110911821265133715932216295438515397586268520
00000096599510341075110911821265133715932216295438515397586200
000000974100610511083112712191275138917442536305245525541604100
1896 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6747838028208568749009259581005102810881186121313631799272730095049546659867834
7107898088328628839089369741013104811211195126315082108282136895188563966020
0000009089369741013104811211195126315082108282136895188563900
0000009179479891020106811531204131316542418291543695327581300
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3009
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1799
Owner: StanJustice
 
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