Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,080
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.44 (11/20/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 $2.5 MS obverse 1866 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The tiny mintage of 3,080 business strikes gives an indication of the rarity of this issue in any grade. Garrett and Guth, in their recently released Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, provide confirmation: 'The 1866 quarter eagle is very rare in Mint State, with very few coins having attained that status. The date was virtually unknown in Uncirculated condition before the last several years. A few coins have since surfaced, but they are rarely offered.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1866 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 950 1100 1450 3400 3400 5950 6450 7000 8850 14000 16000 21500 28750 39000 58500 - - - - -
$ 3850 6550 6900 7850 10250 15500 17500 23500 32000 42000 65000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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5/27/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1512 $8,912.50
4/27/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6346 $2,530.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9234 $5,433.75
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4649 $4,743.75
5/27/2012 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3283, 3283/Lot# 2394 $2,357.50
1/9/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 6925 $2,232.50
6/5/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1186/Lot# 5586 $3,172.50
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121713 $2,267.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base132114051494158616832910350639844347456548655049536764007014785987681306116933223693010831236
134914341524161820923108366541054419466549265155571166047295816210199143511874524948304840
00000036654105441946654926515557116604729581621019914351187452494800
00000038244226449247654987526160556809757784651163015642205572752800
1866 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147615681664176418693052370142174725502154175656595564287898902797971029110802113321188212450
15061600169717992263326838734386482351535496575561126918827492839961104611097811515120710
0000003873438648235153549657556112691882749283996110461109781151500
00000040454555492252855576585562707408865095401012610631111551169800
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 3984
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3506
Owner: 100caps
 
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