Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,600
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $157.53 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1875 S $2.5 MS obverse 1875 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Without question, the 1875-S quarter eagle is an underrated coin in mint condition. The relatively low mintage of 11,600 pieces, all of which apparently entered circulation, is the third lowest of the 19 years that S-mint Liberty quarter eagles were struck.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1875 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 385 535 535 775 900 1150 1650 3750 4500 5450 8500 18250 26000 - - - - -
$ 585 850 1000 1275 1800 4250 5000 6000 9000 20000 28500 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 170
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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9/25/2014 AU 55   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 2126


Auction Prices Realized

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10/5/1994 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 505 $693.00
3/24/1997 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0930, 930/Lot# 1750 $189.90
8/23/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Bullet Sale #353, 353/Lot# 1686 $948.75
9/27/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3249 $4,600.00
2/5/2009 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 6267 $557.75
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5080 $1,116.25
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 154509 $550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333360392429463695132317532315261429943216332436014375493555631030714669212243119632354
34237040444054090414661940241427403068325234163859456151447144117611685424548315820
0000001466194024142740306832523416385945615144714411761168542454800
0000001609212725142867314232883508411747485353872513215190392787200
1875 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756297298539251152134522812713323135213708393247066572733077298144857490229486
54659366277087710001216165724252885332735833782419053286824746378678287872391760
0000001216165724252885332735833782419053286824746378678287872300
0000001280196925693058342436453857444859507077759680058430887200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3601
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3324
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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