Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.70 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 S $2.5 MS obverse 1862 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike most other S-mint Quarter Eagles from this era, the 1862-S is generally found well struck. The '62-S (8,000 pieces produced) is expectantly rarer than the higher mintage (24,000 coins) 1861-S.

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1862 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1200 1300 1500 2800 2800 4400 5900 7900 8750 17000 23500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 3250 4800 6450 8600 11000 19000 25500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 61
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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10/15/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 2013 $2,004.50
8/18/2004 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7161 $2,254.00
8/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1542 $977.50
1/3/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6136 $4,312.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1217 $43,700.00
2/9/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170723 $1,544.40
3/20/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30278 $1,650.88
7/6/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175406 $1,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10791152122913091393226830573639452649925582592260896685796013150184642637438297396434102442440
1103117712551337168425313251393446815188569559776287711096901492121100303483874540103414960
000000325139344681518856955977628771109690149212110030348387454010300
0000003445423048365385580860336486753511420166922373734322391944056300
1862 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13931481157216681860264830823447501857366588706274357837825686919143961210098106031112611668
1422151116041732212227923203397052576020674671867569797684018841929997741026610777113060
000000320339705257602067467186756979768401884192999774102661077700
000000332544945496630469047310770381168546899294559936104341095100
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