Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,500
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.22 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $2.5 MS obverse 1879 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although not considered a great rarity in the series, it has a low a mintage of 43,500 pieces and is certainly not common in the better grades of AU and higher. In Mint State, it is infrequently offered.

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Price Guide

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1879 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 360 375 375 575 675 750 1300 2100 2500 3600 6100 14600 - - - - - -
$ 390 625 725 850 1450 2300 2750 3900 6700 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 203
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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4/10/1996 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0831, 831/Lot# 911 $501.13
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2164 $488.75
8/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68083, 68083/Lot# 63805 $747.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3735 $690.00
2/26/2012 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 37751 $390.50
9/23/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26522 $470.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120582 $245.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $2.5 MS
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Base381415450487527674104713331687188621472302252531033486627592341379020881217422262923543
392426462500576798114214511753197321982376271732304415726110752161532116822037229330
00000011421451175319732198237627173230441572611075216153211682203700
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1879 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808319151016111017172021239826142770356741904454473050195321563659646307
5465886367308599481047131218182146247026663035377442784546482651195426574560780
0000001047131218182146247026663035377442784546482651195426574500
0000001078151419192272254227183301398243664638492252205531585400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2525
Owner: #
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1886
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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