Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 132
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 PF obverse 1896 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Of the 132 proof gold quarter eagles struck in 1896, perhaps 50 or so still exist today. Those that have survived tend to be in the PF64-PF66 range, and usually earn a cameo designation, with a select few having enough contrast for ultra cameo.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1896 $2.5 PF
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1896 $2.5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 4250 5100 6800 11000 21500 28000 29500 - - -
1896 $2.5 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5000 6875 13000 25500 28000 47500 73500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 58
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1896 $2.5 PF
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Base----------1-1--11-----4
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Total----------1-1--11-----4
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1896 $2.5 PF CA
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Base------------3471010551--45
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Total------------3471010551--45
 ------------7%9%16%22%22%11%11%2%-- 
1896 $2.5 PF UC
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Base---------------12-42--9
-----------------113--5
----------------11----2
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Total---------------13455--18
 ---------------6%17%22%28%28%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $2.5 PF CA
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1896 $2.5 PF UC
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1896 $2.5 PF
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000000143014361895231526253024340838044508536958616725861200
000000186015832060240527553163351439884844555859757361922700
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