Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $144.61 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 S $2.5 MS obverse 1868 S $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Many of the 34,000 quarter eagles that emerged from the San Francisco Mint's presses this year undoubtedly saw heavy circulation during the early frontier era. An elusive issue in Uncirculated condition.

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1868 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 360 475 475 1050 1200 1400 2150 3850 4350 5850 12000 19000 - - - - - -
$ 525 1150 1350 1550 2350 4250 4700 6500 13500 21000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 235
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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1/5/2015 MS 62  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 3037/Lot# 29123


Auction Prices Realized

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2/24/1995 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1995 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #131, 131/Lot# 429 $880.00
5/5/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 9141 $1,840.00
11/29/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 61550 $1,841.15
2/19/2009 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 337, 343/Lot# 6276 $310.50
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3632 $1,552.50
7/18/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 3250 $862.50
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4897 $1,352.40
9/4/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1906 $1,667.50
6/8/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 199469 $3,092.79


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3603924294635027051444192823582600291631033365395254665922112801681025404388914025341650
370404440476569951160520712438270529783190356044565618770813123196742989939345407180
00000016052071243827052978319035604456561877081312319674298993934500
00000017662214251928103040327737564961577094941496622539343953979900
1868 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57562066769288410751355158924062805329135673786467957136665703674237825824486789130
59063567575694711681433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838888280
0000001433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838800
0000001511213326723129347537134381536863476912729476918104853300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2916
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2600
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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