Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 27,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $143.98 (5/30/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 S $2.5 MS obverse 1873 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although perhaps not the extreme rarity in Mint State grades it might once have been considered to be, the 1873-S quarter eagle is undeniably rare in Select grades and extremely difficult to find finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/1/2013

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1873 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 375 435 800 940 1025 1375 3150 5250 7400 14500 - - - - - -
$ 475 875 1050 1125 1500 3350 5750 8500 17500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 252
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
3/4/1994 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 670 $418.00
2/7/2007 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2324, 2324/Lot# 1955 $924.00
3/6/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102, 1102/Lot# 1398 $862.50
4/22/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28045, 28045/Lot# 26025 $1,035.00
8/7/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1564 $4,140.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2777 $862.50
1/23/2012 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 656, 663/Lot# 2463 $724.50
7/27/2014 NGC VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 209671 $319.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base401434471510551820123915581945216124452614286036014261531691321333019757297043082131968
412446484523640959134516872017225525012696310738214612658810531154722307230076312030
00000013451687201722552501269631073821461265881053115472230723007600
00000014511816208923502557277833544041496478601193017614263883044800
1873 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5395846296928849991210139319592254262428393052389549726081642867907167755979678390
55459965075692210691271158120572377269529103333425453416196654869157297769581080
0000001271158120572377269529103333425453416196654869157297769500
0000001332177021552500276729813614461357116312666970417428783100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2445
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 50
Points: 1558
Owner: ddr70
 
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