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: $156.59 (11/19/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1862 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1100 1200 1300 1650 3100 4350 5200 6500 8500 19000 24500 30750 - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 7300 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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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
1/8/2014 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6458 $17,625.00
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170723 $1,544.40
3/20/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30278 $1,650.88
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 206379 $1,540.00
8/13/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1197 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

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