Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,080
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.13 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1866 $2.5 MS obverse 1866 $2.5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The tiny mintage of 3,080 business strikes gives an indication of the rarity of this issue in any grade. Garrett and Guth, in their recently released Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, provide confirmation: 'The 1866 quarter eagle is very rare in Mint State, with very few coins having attained that status. The date was virtually unknown in Uncirculated condition before the last several years. A few coins have since surfaced, but they are rarely offered.'

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1866 $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 37
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/27/2007 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1512 $8,912.50
9/8/2009 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29093, 29093/Lot# 24272 $2,760.00
11/28/2010 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2967, 2967/Lot# 2604 $4,485.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9235 $3,162.50
2/2/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4649 $4,743.75
3/8/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 3954 $13,800.00
6/5/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1186/Lot# 8854 $705.00
6/30/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121713 $2,267.10
10/31/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5478 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base147615681664176418693052370142174725502154175656595564287898902797971029110802113321188212450
15061600169717992263326838734386482351535496575561126918827492839961104611097811515120710
0000003873438648235153549657556112691882749283996110461109781151500
00000040454555492252855576585562707408865095401012610631111551169800
1866 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base153116091707184321613149355440484187447249926048636269517334833897561306116933223693010831236
155716421752194924903284371940944282464553446153655870797669881110858143521874524949304840
00000037194094428246455344615365587079766988111085814352187452494900
00000038834141437748195696625767557206800392831195915642205572752800
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 4048
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 3554
Owner: 100caps
 
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