Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,768
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.47 (10/1/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $2.5 MS obverse 1897 $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although it had a small mintage of only 29,768 coins, the 1897-P Liberty quarter eagle is more available today than one would expect. It certainly brings a high premium in gem, but with 85 examples in MS65 at NGC, if a collector wants one, they can find it. (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2016

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1897 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 350 375 385 395 405 450 500 575 600 750 1075 1900 3150 7500 41000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1041
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7837
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7836
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7834
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7835


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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9/13/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20093, 20093/Lot# 3562 $380.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 634, 641/Lot# 1301 $655.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1231 $1,955.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4137 $5,287.50
8/18/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133202 $495.00
10/14/2013 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3452, 3452/Lot# 2372 $475.00
  PCGS MS 63   Bonhams $585.00
4/27/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5701 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327354386420456527563597620635659674715982127114212368286039845351752910777
336364397432479539574604625643664687804107813211736253232344439607786110
000000574604625643664687804107813211736253232344439607700
000000585612630651669701893117413712052269636094895680300
1897 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4204564925345776226466706846957117217601048134515022486299441575832830112014
432468506548592630654674687700714734856114713971830265533814715665595380
000000654674687700714734856114713971830265533814715665500
000000662679691705717747952124614492158282437695273747800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2368
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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