Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,500
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $154.39 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 S $2.5 MS obverse 1869 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a somewhat scarcer S-mint issue, with a mintage of just 29,500 pieces. Akers observed that this date is one of the most poorly struck of all San Francisco quarter eagles. He observed that examples of this issue are difficult for non-specialists to grade, due to its typically soft highpoint details.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1869 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 385 540 540 985 1275 1575 2150 3950 4400 6100 11250 17250 28000 48500 - - - -
$ 600 1085 1375 1750 2350 4250 4800 6400 12750 18750 31000 52500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 217
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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4/26/1996 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1996 Kansas City Bullet Sale #154, 154/Lot# 447 $825.00
11/20/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0895, 895/Lot# 1876 $316.50
1/12/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1138 $759.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 2650 $3,593.75
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3634 $1,443.25
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6146 $3,220.00
7/12/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9858 $373.75
4/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186394 $331.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base401434471510551941148818862394267130283238336537304403481787501243117958263552737828429
412446484523681112316202055248627903098328034863954454161289977142732075726696277280
0000001620205524862790309832803486395445416128997714273207572669600
00000017532224257829093168332236084178467974391120416115235562703700
1869 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57061564270588411901454167825622987350437963994477156896428789892239695101841069211218
5856246637649861278152819722703315936013862425350775935691883399380985810353108670
00000015281972270331593601386242535077593569188339938098581035300
000000160322672845333136983928451253836181740887819537100211052200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3365
Owner: Fog City
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2671
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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