Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,200
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $178.62 (12/14/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 $2.5 MS obverse 1899 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1899 proof quarter eagle had a relatively small mintage of only 27,200 coins. However, the coins is still surprisingly obtainable, even up to the gem level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/26/2019

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1899 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 320 335 345 355 365 375 385 400 445 500 600 800 1500 2650 8000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 545 675 1000 2000 3100 - -
1899 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 4650 - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 832
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 53 series, 55 series, 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: 12/10/2019 1899 $2.5 MS
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Base--------1219890254179158783352--829
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-------------1-21-----4
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Total--------1219890255179160793352--833
 --------0 %0 %2 %1 %11 %31 %21 %19 %9 %4 %1 %0 %-- 
1899 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------111-------3
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Total------------111-------3
 ------------33 %33 %33 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/1/1993 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Long Beach Bullet #108, 108/Lot# 154 $1,265.00
4/28/1997 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0940, 940/Lot# 1967 $1,477.00
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2381 $299.00
2/5/2007 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 125, 130/Lot# 1961 $862.50
2/5/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/05/2012, 6/Lot# 35250 $555.50
8/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4317 $3,290.00
7/12/2018 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1277/Lot# 7587 $528.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697835854874911930956983101810671100114612131256137718952536320751965720808911635
74384186188691793996599510341078111511681227129615502109276038705371651092710
00000096599510341078111511681227129615502109276038705371651000
000000974100610511089113111911242133717222322298345335545729900
1899 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base65378380282085687490092595810051036108111451186130317992417305749925386758310860
6967898088328628839089369741015105111021159122514682005263037025123611886750
0000009089369741015105111021159122514682005263037025123611800
0000009179479891026106611241172126416342211284443475255685100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2630
Owner: StanJustice
 
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