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: $246.33 (8/9/2020)
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: 7/31/2020

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1866 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 900 1000 1150 2450 4000 5875 6250 8750 10500 18000 19650 21550 27500 36500 55000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1866 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----5103247111-11-----36
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Total-----5103247111-11-----36
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 $2.5 MS PL
 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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