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: $155.65 (10/19/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1868 S $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 249
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/15/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1426, 1426/Lot# 1376 $274.30
4/28/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3479 $1,667.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9238 $1,505.35
9/4/2011 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1906 $1,667.50
2/10/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/10/2013, 61/Lot# 99415 $688.71
11/6/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(4), 1211/Lot# 5057 $1,057.50
12/7/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 340 $425.00
10/31/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1241/Lot# 4389 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $2.5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57562066769288410751355158924062805329135673786467957136665703674237825824486789130
59063567575694711681433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838888280
0000001433186125392967338336404083502360306788716575577964838800
0000001511213326723129347537134381536863476912729476918104853300
1868 $2.5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67482083888216311861488175318862161258534273620418754176820112801681025404388914025341650
7238268538825041287157617971978230228663491380945975885830713123196752990039345407190
00000015761797197823022866349138094597588583071312319675299003934500
00000016651842206924443146355639985007635297931496722539343953979900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2585
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2161
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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