Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 136
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.40 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $2.5 PF obverse 1897 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 136 proof quarter eagles were struck in 1897, of which perhaps half survive in all grades. However, those that have survived are often quite nice, and usually are found with cameo or ultra cameo contrast.

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Last Updated: 1/3/2020

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1897 $2.5 PF
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1897 $2.5 PF CA
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1897 $2.5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 71
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1897 $2.5 PF
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Base----------1--11-------3
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Total----------1--11-------3
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1897 $2.5 PF CA
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Total----------21254107241--38
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1897 $2.5 PF UC
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Base-------------33277431-30
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Total-------------3327121061-44
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $2.5 PF CA
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1897 $2.5 PF UC
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1897 $2.5 PF
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