||1890 $2 1/2 MS63 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth note that, for reasons unknown, the mintage for quarter eagles at the Philadelphia Mint dropped by more than 50% in 1890, making this a scarcer issue than either the 1888 or the 1889. This attractive example displays satiny luster and smooth surfaces. The design elements are sharply struck throughout. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.