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: $188.60 (1/20/2020)
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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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1862 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1200 1400 2600 4150 4900 5500 7000 9250 17500 23000 30000 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 7800 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 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 %--------- 

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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