Description and Analysis

Liberty Head $2.50
1898 $2.5 PF

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck 165 proof quarter eagles in 1898. Unfortunately, large numbers of these have been lost to the numismatic community. Of those that still exist, most are on one end of the spectrum or the other. There are quite a few in high grade, including 9 in PF68UC and one in PF69UC. However, there are plenty that seem to have been plucked from circulation, with bag marks and abrasions. NGC has even graded three AU examples. (9/2016)