Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 35,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.16 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 S $2.5 MS obverse 1860 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Produced in an era when gold coins circulated widely on the frontier, the 1860-S started as a low mintage issue with just 35,600 pieces struck. Since most coins entered circulation and remained there until lost, it is not surprising that only 150 pieces are believed extant in all grades.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1860 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 575 475 950 1150 1275 1925 2350 4000 5000 8250 18000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2500 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1860 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-155972371221242611-------124
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Total-155972371221252611-------125
 -1%4%4%7%6%18%6%10%17%20%2%5%1%1%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base532575642729103914501663185224602781318734233661488464916855723476298040846689109370
546597671832117615211726205425672916326535024068541966126981736577668182861490639839
0000001726205425672916326535024068541966126981736577668182861400
0000001789225726743051334435814476595567337107749779038324876200
1860 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8479669901059110313931683198921432319264334763968476864007960124291857528143292163031931452
88797410131074120014901785204022022427292136404235531269209450144782176428501295843069733025
00000017852040220224272921364042355312692094501447821764285012958400
000000188720922260253531983804450158567440109391652624954288582995100
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2643
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1683
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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