Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,768
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $158.54 (9/19/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $2.5 MS obverse 1897 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although it had a small mintage of only 29,768 coins, the 1897-P Liberty quarter eagle is more available today than one would expect. It certainly brings a high premium in gem, but with 85 examples in MS65 at NGC, if a collector wants one, they can find it. (9/2016)



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1897 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 300 320 330 360 380 400 415 460 490 535 600 1025 1650 2800 7250 36000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1048
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/3/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4883 $977.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1003 $1,035.00
11/15/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6465 $1,121.25
4/18/2010 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 2839, 2839/Lot# 3597 $276.00
7/24/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131131/Lot# 24419 $1,667.50
8/18/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133202 $495.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 399 $1,410.00
  PCGS MS 63   Bonhams $585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537838028208568749009259589901013108111241186127117302233291044998515923410777
696789808832862883908936969998103610951145121414241898245934405838875597480
000000908936969998103610951145121414241898245934405838875500
0000009179479791005105811101165124315772065268439697176899400
1897 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697835854874911930956983101810511075114612051256134518232345304746878817955412014
743841861886917939965995102910591099116612221286150419972579359460649063103740
00000096599510291059109911661222128615041997257935946064906300
000000974100610401067112211851239131516642171281341407440930800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2233
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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