Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,500
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $132.63 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 S $2.5 MS obverse 1869 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a somewhat scarcer S-mint issue, with a mintage of just 29,500 pieces. Akers observed that this date is one of the most poorly struck of all San Francisco quarter eagles. He observed that examples of this issue are difficult for non-specialists to grade, due to its typically soft highpoint details.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2015

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1869 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 385 565 985 1275 1500 2200 4150 6100 11250 18000 28000 48500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 6800 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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8/16/2015 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6054


Auction Prices Realized

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12/22/2004 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1978, 1978/Lot# 2037 $467.50
9/10/2006 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1815 $748.00
10/23/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 1951 $1,587.00
1/12/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1138 $759.00
9/13/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5863 $1,667.50
11/13/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131147/Lot# 27258 $417.45
5/12/2013 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131321/Lot# 25139 $376.00
2/27/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5198 $1,527.50
4/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186394 $331.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base401434471510551941148818862394267130283238336537304403481787501243117958263552737828429
412446484523681112316202055248627903098328034863954454161289977142732075726696277280
0000001620205524862790309832803486395445416128997714273207572669600
00000017532224257829093168332236084178467974391120416115235562703700
1869 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57061564270588411901454167825622987350437963994477156896428789892239695101841069211218
5856246637649861278152819722703315936013862425350775935691883399380985810353108670
00000015281972270331593601386242535077593569188339938098581035300
000000160322672845333136983928451253836181740887819537100211052200
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3365
Owner: Fog City
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3028
Owner: MNH
 
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