Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $216.12 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 S $2.5 MS obverse 1863 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only coined proof quarter eagles in 1863 and 10,800 business strikes were minted in San Francisco during the year. They would be the last S-Mint quarter eagles until the end of the Civil War. Most were heavily circulated up and down the Western seaboard, while gold coins in the east were hoarded and failed to circulate.

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Last Updated: 8/22/2019

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1863 S $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 78
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1863 S $2.5 MS
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Base--121651355815161--------78
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base849910974111012962183269931134420503957826199667470467434783682558690914296111009710602
8699311019117215912355283735484626528659216357679871757568797584008840929897731026511132
0000002837354846265286592163576798717575687975840088409298977300
0000002975398448325534606065156922730477028115854589919454993500
1863 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1173127113931477188626713506385241414445493562486820719875928428141981988428332410414245843911
12061312142116132148294936213948424246085373643969467329787110351160932270032568415134294246107
000000362139484242460853736439694673297871103511609322700325684151300
000000373740454344477258106629707274618149122751798925516368054198600
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 6248
Owner: richbuff
 
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