1889 $2.50 (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

ex Trompeter collection

ex Trompeter collection

PCGS #:
7915
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
48
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
2 PR65 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
7 PR64 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
#7 PR64 PCGS grade
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.