Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,500
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $137.34 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 S $2.5 MS obverse 1879 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although not considered a great rarity in the series, it has a low a mintage of 43,500 pieces and is certainly not common in the better grades of AU and higher. In Mint State, it is infrequently offered.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/10/2015

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1879 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 270 280 315 345 360 500 600 780 1150 2700 3900 6100 20000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 26000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 213
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/7/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0865, 865/Lot# 1939 $147.70
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2164 $488.75
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4910 $603.75
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12655 $747.50
9/23/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26522 $470.00
10/28/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131245/Lot# 27138 $412.43
10/13/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 141759 $346.55
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6469 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base381415450487527674104713331687188621472302252531033486627592341379020881217422262923543
392426462500576798114214511753197321982376271732304415726110752161532116822037229330
00000011421451175319732198237627173230441572611075216153211682203700
00000012371569181920602250245029103358534582471227118517214552233300
1879 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5325756156808319151016111017172021239826142770356741904454473050195321563659646307
5465886367308599481047131218182146247026663035377442784546482651195426574560780
0000001047131218182146247026663035377442784546482651195426574500
0000001078151419192272254227183301398243664638492252205531585400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2525
Owner: #
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1886
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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