1898 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
7850
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
24,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 136 / 147 TIE 136 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 129 / 147 TIE 129 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 130 R-7.7 62 / 147 62 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 130
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-7.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 136 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 129 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 62 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 136 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 129 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 62 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:5545, $9,400

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
10 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:5545, $9,400

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#10 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1898 Quarter Eagle is a common coin in the sense that there is an adequate supply to satisfy most collector demand. Of the dates in the 1890s, the 1898 is in the middle of the pack -- not as common as the 1897, but nowhere near as scarce as the 1892 and 1894. However, compared to the mega-populations of the dates in the early 1900s, this date is far less common.

MS67 examples make up a high percentage of the PCGS Condition Census, indicating the overall quality of this date and the attention paid to it by collectors.

David Akers (1975/88): A moderately scarce date that is usually seen in Unc. or proof. Decidedly underpriced and underrated and actually more rare as a date than the popular 1911-D. (The 1911-D is, however, much more rare in uncirculated condition than the dates of the late 1890's since, although the dates from 1896 to 1899 are generally seen in choice condition, the majority of 1911-D quarter eagles are circulated.)