Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 150
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.16 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 $2.5 PF obverse 1899 $2.5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 150 pieces, the 1899 proof quarter eagle is among the more available issues in the series, especially in gem and above. Most examples earn at least the Cameo designation from NGC.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1899 $2.5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - 2150 2500 3125 3450 4050 5950 9500 20000 24800 37000 - - -
1899 $2.5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5100 6800 9650 21000 27500 40250 - - -
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1899 $2.5 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5750 8250 13500 24000 32500 43000 57000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

The chart showing 55 series, 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: 11/12/2019 1899 $2.5 PF
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Base---------21-331-------10
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Total---------21-331-------10
 ---------20 %10 %-30 %30 %10 %------- 
1899 $2.5 PF CA
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Base----------2221681110233---77
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Total----------2221681110243---78
 ----------3 %3 %3 %21 %10 %14 %13 %31 %4 %--- 
1899 $2.5 PF UC
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Base-------------119656101-39
----------------2-53--10
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Total-------------1299512131-52
 -------------2 %4 %17 %17 %10 %23 %25 %2 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2008 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4403 $28,750.00
6/1/2011 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4510 $35,937.50
5/30/2012 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4200 $24,150.00
10/18/2012 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5665 $44,062.50
8/31/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217297 $7,000.00
9/3/2014 NGC PF XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 3035/Lot# 35100 $59.00
10/12/2014 PCGS PF 63   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 217297 $7,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $2.5 PF CA
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1899 $2.5 PF UC
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Base1111111118692443307934203732411545655158608968208158111
111111162320602655319235243859426547625468633272668158110
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0000001124622512867330636283987441549605778657677128158100
1899 $2.5 PF
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Base11111111127117072197246428603238352541115180565660897970983312353
1111111424141618702286259629863333372044675338580067168591106730
000000142414161870228625962986333337204467533858006716859100
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