Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 29,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.31 (10/19/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 S $2.5 MS obverse 1869 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a somewhat scarcer S-mint issue, with a mintage of just 29,500 pieces. Akers observed that this date is one of the most poorly struck of all San Francisco quarter eagles. He observed that examples of this issue are difficult for non-specialists to grade, due to its typically soft highpoint details.

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Price Guide

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1869 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 300 310 335 390 585 965 1150 1425 1775 3000 4000 4900 13500 17500 29500 50000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 4500 6500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 222
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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11/4/2017 XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20278


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9/21/1996 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6567 $605.00
6/20/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1176, 1176/Lot# 1667 $358.70
9/10/2006 NGC AU 50   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1815 $748.00
1/12/2009 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1138 $759.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5079 $1,410.00
4/13/2014 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186394 $331.10
8/12/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6054 $1,527.50
7/31/2016 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131632/Lot# 23373 $352.50
4/26/2017 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1254/Lot# 8156 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $2.5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57061564270588411901454167825622987350437963994477156896428789892239695101841069211218
5856246637649861278152819722703315936013862425350775935691883399380985810353108670
00000015281972270331593601386242535077593569188339938098581035300
000000160322672845333136983928451253836181740887819537100211052200
1869 $2.5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base674820838882974125214211673184320682319300934473783583664737910958817958263552737828429
7238268539131067130815051730191821522549315535594467604869528469123782075726696277280
0000001505173019182152254931553559446760486952846912378207572669600
0000001589178619932235277933013671515262617431902915168235562703700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 3559
Owner: Stiel Coin Collection
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3447
Owner: Fog City
 
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