Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 38,960
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $137.83 (9/2/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1866 S $2.5 MS obverse 1866 S $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The mintage for the year was 38,900 pieces. Apparently these entered circulation and stayed, as finding a coin anything close to mint state is a challenge.

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1866 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 325 350 425 485 675 1475 1625 1950 3000 8000 20500 28500 - - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 191
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/1994 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 466 $2,640.00
1/6/1996 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Signature Sale #149, 149/Lot# 5945 $1,980.00
1/12/2005 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8594 $862.50
7/9/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 157, 162/Lot# 2005 $759.00
8/25/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 2913, 2913/Lot# 2356 $1,121.25
9/19/2010 NGC AU 53   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3762 $1,150.00
3/31/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/31/2013, 68/Lot# 106342 $479.60
6/27/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2463 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base268295323351674117318532335287531723556378342025264632411486172742632540614420204346244940
27730433245884013992013251529743300363139224556561780441341520291310884108242500439540
000000201325152974330036313922455656178044134152029131088410824250000
000000217426953073342837074062491059709765153442330835851415514298100
1866 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257562076410021494171619113013352341334475487664917751816785989046951299951049511014
54659066884311661568178122783183372642474608541469117889831087479201967310161106680
00000017812278318337264247460854146911788983108747920196731016100
00000018462645335339294361474259527331802884548896935698341032800
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 2875
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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