Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 16,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $142.12 (6/30/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 S $2.5 MS obverse 1870 S $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Only 16,000 quarter eagles were struck at San Francisco in 1870, making this a deservedly scarce issue. Although somewhat available through the lower AU grade levels, near-Mint survivors are only encountered with the greatest infrequency in today's numismatic marketplace.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/9/2015

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1870 S $2.5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 139
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/9/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 344, 350/Lot# 1093 $465.75
5/27/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 8824 $862.50
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2077 $1,523.75
11/29/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10632 $352.50
12/16/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131252/Lot# 24379 $485.28
1/6/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 94105 $375.10
1/21/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3414, 3414/Lot# 2522 $300.00
10/10/2014 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15754 $270.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3603924294635028821469188624332727310333243447390256569859150262318436176374673879240151
37040444047662810771608206825312852317633653598448670571158117745275143660637908392450
000000160820682531285231763365359844867057115811774527514366063790800
000000174722502629297732503406375050718458133032046431845370363835000
1870 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base527570615680863111014041649258830333570387239754565638277518167859890469512999510495
541585636741945120814851962273632123670390641715170683878898310874792019673101610
0000001485196227363212367039064171517068387889831087479201967300
0000001567227528843391377139404368577672948028845488969356983400
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2727
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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