1889 $2.50 PR62

CERTIFICATION#: -35219
PCGS#: 7915

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Kreisberg-Schulman Sale (1961) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $9350

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is one of the real "sleeper" dates in the series in proof. I have seen fewer proofs of this date than of any other quarter eagle after 1880, including the highly regarded 1881 and 1885. However, because the 1889 is more common as a business strike, the price of the proof has been somewhat depressed in relation to the other dates of the 1880's.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 48 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
53
2,950
1
53+
3,000
55
3,100
55+
3,150
58
3,400
58+
3,600
60
4,100
61
4,450
1
62
5,550
1
62+
5,800
63
7,950
1
63+
8,750
64+
13,750
65+
42,000
66
49,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 35 R-8.8 34 / 60 TIE 34 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 33 R-8.8 34 / 60 TIE 34 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 14 R-9.4 34 / 60 TIE 34 / 60 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade  
2 PR65 PCGS grade