Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.61 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1862 S $2.5 MS obverse 1862 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Unlike most other S-mint Quarter Eagles from this era, the 1862-S is generally found well struck. The '62-S (8,000 pieces produced) is expectantly rarer than the higher mintage (24,000 coins) 1861-S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1862 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 1100 1200 1400 2600 4150 4900 5500 7000 9250 17500 23000 30000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 7800 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1862 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--336272541713---------53
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Total--336272541713---------53
 --6 %6 %11 %4 %13 %4 %9 %8 %32 %2 %6 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/15/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0989, 989/Lot# 2013 $2,004.50
1/31/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2075 $603.75
8/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1542 $977.50
11/7/2011 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4190 $6,325.00
11/7/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4189 $5,635.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4822 $6,612.50
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5365 $23,500.00
7/6/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175406 $1,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13931481157216681860264830823447501857366588706274357837825686919143961210098106031112611668
1422151116041732212227923203397052576020674671867569797684018841929997741026610777113060
000000320339705257602067467186756979768401884192999774102661077700
000000332544945496630469047310770381168546899294559936104341095100
1862 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17531799188619692233305733453583388542904817668573748033846013150184642637438297396434102442440
17681828191420572508315334243684402044665440691575948175100231492121101303483874640103414960
0000003424368440204466544069157594817510023149212110130348387464010300
0000003504378441554641606271447813831811587166932373734323391944056400
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