Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,070
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $160.00 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1896 $2.5 MS obverse 1896 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896 gold quarter eagle had a mintage of just over 19,000, nearly twice the prior two years' mintages combined. This issue is relatively obtainable through gem, although it becomes more scarce in higher levels of preservation.

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Last Updated: 6/10/2016

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1896 $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 702
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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10/5/2016 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1240/Lot# 4024


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1/4/2001 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8106 $603.75
1/15/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 1316 $1,380.00
12/20/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2786, 2786/Lot# 2499 $1,437.50
2/3/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4365 $3,450.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1916 $1,092.50
6/29/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 203780 $204.60
11/5/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21027 $1,527.50
4/27/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 8735 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674764783847908949958966982997106611381239136315051865305737305158546659867834
7047708048679229529619719871020109011721280141016252262328142065261563966020
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1896 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72582083890896610131021102810441059113112061315144415891965319838945367568462198118
75782686192798210161023103310491083115612421358149217142376343043855473586268520
0000001023103310491083115612421358149217142376343043855473586200
0000001026103910541107118112791401154118402787366248765578604100
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