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: $156.24 (9/21/2017)
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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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1872 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 280 290 305 340 390 900 1000 1325 1750 4400 5650 7300 12000 16900 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 190
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/23/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1440, 1440/Lot# 1991 $10,550.00
9/23/2007 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3218 $456.00
2/9/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 333, 339/Lot# 1073 $1,040.75
11/3/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4903 $1,411.05
3/8/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1168/Lot# 3955 $1,840.00
2/3/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98675 $370.70
4/23/2017 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131718/Lot# 21518 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537838028298919741363160917071989230236014032451255636385105841557023244351833644837746
6967898118509191104144516421801209327353745419248625837778512246181282722435605368810
00000014451642180120932735374541924862583777851224618128272243560500
00000015271674189521983168388843525213611191841390820686312033602600
1872 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284800
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2302
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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