Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $147.14 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 S $2.5 MS obverse 1876 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is the lowest-mintage S-mint quarter eagle issue barring the prohibitively rare 1854-S. Breen's Encyclopedia calls this date 'very rare,' adding, 'Usually VF, Ex. rare in AU.'

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Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1876 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 400 675 675 1100 1250 1875 2550 3100 3550 3950 9750 - - - - - - -
$ 750 1200 1350 2050 2800 3400 3800 4300 10750 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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5/17/1999 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1164, 1164/Lot# 2137 $633.00
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1543 $1,265.00
9/19/2005 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2377 $1,897.50
7/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 462 $1,955.00
7/31/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2423 $2,530.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3637 $1,610.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9102 $241.50
5/11/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192869 $1,614.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base42646350254458610211542192822472433268228342910314945657219104371533022855237752472325698
4384765165587311194167020342309251627322859298936215449829112068178382316124091250480
00000016702034230925162732285929893621544982911206817838231612409100
00000017992140237125992783288430694093633493641369920346234682440700
1876 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561569287413331547173522522531288930993251366155685894623465876956733977388153
546588640752102714041609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747278760
0000001609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747200
0000001672207924382769302932003524493257856120646968337211760500
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