Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 18,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $214.28 (4/19/2021)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 S $2.5 MS obverse 1872 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue's tiny mintage of 18,000 pieces barely exposes the tip of the iceberg concerning its rarity in Mint State. Apparently these coins saw heavy circulation and we suspect that fewer than 175 examples are extant in all grades.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2020

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1872 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 415 415 500 515 675 850 1075 1250 1850 3750 4500 6000 11500 16500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2500 - - - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 200
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

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, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/13/2021 1872 S $2.5 MS
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Base---115133615193450-7532------200
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Total---115133615193451-7532------201
 ---0%7%6%18%7%9%17%25%-3%2%1%1%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284809211
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
1872 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537838028298919741363160917071989230236014032451255636385105841557023244351833644837746
69678981185091911041445164218012093273537454192486258377785122461812827224356053688139633
00000014451642180120932735374541924862583777851224618128272243560500
00000015271674189521983168388843525213611191841390820686312033602600
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2302
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1363
Owner: Ed Ron Collection
 
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