Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 91,100
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.82 (5/6/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 $2.5 MS obverse 1901 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Even after the production of Gold Dollars and Three Dollar Gold pieces ceased in 1889, the mintages of Quarter Eagles remained low. The higher denominations, Half Eagles through Double Eagles, were favored for bullion reserves and international trade. After bottoming out with a production of 2,440 pieces in 1892, however, Quarter Eagle mintages steadily rose thereafter until World War I interrupted overseas shipments.

For the 1901 issue, 91,100 pieces were struck. Mint State survivors are not rare, although they are encountered considerably less often than the high mintage final year of the type, 1907.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/16/2015

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1901 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 385 395 405 425 565 600 675 825 1750 2500 5000 33600 - -
$ - - - - - - 625 725 925 1975 3350 7500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2312
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2001 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1441, 1441/Lot# 1244 $1,793.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2166 $747.50
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6361 $2,990.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9219 $1,028.13
8/25/2013 NGC MS 70   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 132731 $20.00
7/27/2014 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 281 $1,350.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3781 $4,700.00
8/13/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1223 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527556586609624648663705982127114211985246437475466703610025
336364397432479536566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598980320
000000566593614632653677797107813211609214428914320598900
000000576601619640658691889117413711797230433194893651200
1901 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3894234615005395846076296536706927097521048134515022088258539125747752610772
400435474513554591614637658677697723850114713971697225330274523634086080
000000614637658677697723850114713971697225330274523634000
000000621645664684703737949124614491892241934695135693300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3747
Owner: JB's Gold Country
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: Lax44 Coin Collector
 
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