Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 11,600
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.40 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1875 S $2.5 MS obverse 1875 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Without question, the 1875-S quarter eagle is an underrated coin in mint condition. The relatively low mintage of 11,600 pieces, all of which apparently entered circulation, is the third lowest of the 19 years that S-mint Liberty quarter eagles were struck.

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Last Updated: 8/7/2020

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1875 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 410 470 550 700 750 1150 1600 3750 4575 6150 7000 11500 28000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1875 S $2.5 MS
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Base----411201227315812110--1-----196
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S $2.5 MS PL
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Base5325756297298539251152134522812713323135213708393247066572733077298144857490229486
54659366277087710001216165724252885332735833782419053286824746378678287872391760
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0000001280196925693058342436453857444859507077759680058430887200
1875 S $2.5 MS
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Base6748208388659331081123913931505186523023365363939844694498177561030714669212243119632354
723826847888982113412901430162520112656345637544221479059068606117611685424548315820
0000001290143016252011265634563754422147905906860611761168542454800
0000001342146817452156301135483869445748856831945713215190392787200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3984
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 3639
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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