Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 27,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.08 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S $2.5 MS obverse 1873 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although perhaps not the extreme rarity in Mint State grades it might once have been considered to be, the 1873-S quarter eagle is undeniably rare in Select grades and extremely difficult to find finer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1873 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 330 375 550 750 775 825 1100 2000 2200 4750 7500 15000 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 255
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, 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: 11/19/2019 1873 S $2.5 MS
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Base--1-21185523194753111312------255
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Total--1-21185523194754111312------256
 --0 %-8 %7 %21 %9 %7 %18 %21 %0 %4 %1 %0 %1 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/4/2001 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8102 $299.00
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 8612 $1,063.75
6/26/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 93, 98/Lot# 1433 $851.00
11/15/2006 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2287, 2287/Lot# 2010 $840.00
2/11/2009 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2652, 2652/Lot# 2457 $805.00
9/19/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2777 $862.50
11/3/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 4905 $472.65
6/23/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123328 $500.50
7/11/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1187/Lot# 9467 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5395846296928849991210139319592254262428393052389549726081642867907167755979678390
55459965075692210691271158120572377269529103333425453416196654869157297769581080
0000001271158120572377269529103333425453416196654869157297769500
0000001332177021552500276729813614461357116312666970417428783100
1873 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base653783802829908958115913031450163420092401288533864431612991321333019757297043082131968
6967898118559251025120713521511175921402562305237344997713010531154722307330076312030
00000012071352151117592140256230523734499771301053115472230733007600
00000012551401157318842270272432194083556381311193117615263883044900
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2009
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1450
Owner: GregLach
 
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