Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 34,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $215.89 (4/21/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 S $2.5 MS obverse 1868 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Many of the 34,000 quarter eagles that emerged from the San Francisco Mint's presses this year undoubtedly saw heavy circulation during the early frontier era. An elusive issue in Uncirculated condition.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1868 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 425 435 450 465 500 975 1050 1350 2000 3500 4800 5750 9500 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 256
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1868 S $2.5 MS
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Base---2131537321739833942-------256
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Total---2131537321739843942-------257
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $2.5 MS PL
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Base57562066769288410751355158924062805329135673786467957136665703674237825824486789130
59063567575694711681433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838888289587
0000001433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838800
0000001511213326723129347537134381536863476912729476918104853300
1868 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67482083888216311861488175318862161258534273620418754176820112801681025404388914025341650
72382685388250412871576179719782302286634913809459758858307131231967529900393454071943733
00000015761797197823022866349138094597588583071312319675299003934500
00000016651842206924443146355639985007635297931496722539343953979900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2585
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2585
Owner: HYKYRONE
 
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