Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.32 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $2.5 MS obverse 1898 $2.5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1898 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 785
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
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 1898 $2.5 MS
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Base---------1251086186156152844630---776
------------1-----4---5
-------------1-4534---17
-----------------2----2
Total---------1251087187156156895138---800
 ---------0 %3 %1 %11 %23 %20 %20 %11 %6 %5 %--- 
1898 $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------2--2122-----9
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Total----------2--2122-----9
 ----------22 %--22 %11 %22 %22 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/18/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0903, 903/Lot# 1775 $1,266.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 800 $747.50
3/13/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1280 $473.80
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6313 $1,063.75
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1951 $845.25
10/21/2012 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 80014 $644.60
2/3/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 8500 $587.50
3/20/2018 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131813/Lot# 28421 $336.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697835854874911930956983101810511091115612271291141018472381299448888635936112059
743841861886917939965995102910641113118012481331155620252585362561378877102600
00000096599510291064111311801248133115562025258536256137887700
000000974100610401078113412031270137017012203279042577386911900
1898 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537838028208568749009259589901028110311591219133317532268286046948338904610819
6967898088328628839089369691003105311221179125714731925246534715909857496370
0000009089369691003105311221179125714731925246534715909857400
0000009179479791015107811401199129516132096266340837123881000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4083
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2268
Owner: Ed Ron Collection
 
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