Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 38,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $153.20 (9/2/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S $2.5 MS obverse 1866 S $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the year was 38,900 pieces. Apparently these entered circulation and stayed, as finding a coin anything close to mint state is a challenge.

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1866 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 350 425 500 675 675 1475 1625 2000 3000 6450 7800 16500 27500 - - - - - - -
$ 750 1625 1800 2200 3300 7150 8500 18000 31000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 185
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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3/18/1996 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0824, 824/Lot# 846 $527.50
1/3/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 4827 $2,530.00
7/9/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2005 $759.00
10/2/2011 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131141/Lot# 24835 $230.00
9/2/2012 NGC   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2017 $1,150.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5387 $1,997.50
3/31/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 106342 $479.60
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6460 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base268295323351674117318532335287531723556378342025264632411486172742632540614420204346244940
27730433245884013992013251529743300363139224556561780441341520291310884108242500439540
000000201325152974330036313922455656178044134152029131088410824250000
000000217426953073342837074062491059709765153442330835851415514298100
1866 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257562076410021494171619113013352341334475487664917751816785989046951299951049511014
54659066884311661568178122783183372642474608541469117889831087479201967310161106680
00000017812278318337264247460854146911788983108747920196731016100
00000018462645335339294361474259527331802884548896935698341032800
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 2875
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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