Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 91,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.93 (11/18/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 $2.5 MS obverse 1901 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 91,100 Liberty quarter eagles were struck in 1901. However, many survived in relatively good condition, making this date easy to obtain even in the gem grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1901 $2.5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2410
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 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: 11/12/2019 1901 $2.5 MS
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Base-----1332107019226647540534216113211--2406
---------------11-----2
-------------22662----18
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Total-----1332107019226649542541224115211--2427
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %3 %1 %9 %27 %22 %22 %9 %5 %1 %0 %-- 
1901 $2.5 MS PL
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Base----------1111--------4
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Total----------1111--------4
 ----------25 %25 %25 %25 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/23/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1107, 1107/Lot# 1919 $2,057.25
6/3/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 June Long Beach Signature Sale #349, 349/Lot# 8697 $1,495.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1825 $4,140.00
7/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/03/2011, 124/Lot# 10635 $687.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12236 $1,725.00
8/11/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131334/Lot# 20521 $534.63
10/5/2014 NGC MS 89   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 824, 833/Lot# 282 $285.00
9/4/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131637/Lot# 23541 $390.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6978358548749119309389489669831018114611771206124214102072268041578247894910772
743841861886917933941954972995106111561187121812981631227531725520848195570
000000941954972995106111561187121812981631227531725520848100
0000009459609771006110311671196123013541851247736656884871500
1901 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802820856874882891908925958108111101138117313331969255539847960864410025
69678980883286287788589791493699910911119115012261545216430315309818891040
00000088589791493699910911119115012261545216430315309818800
000000888902919947104011001129116112801757236035086635841600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3984
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2555
Owner: Lax44 Coin Collector
 
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