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: $176.04 (11/11/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/8/2019

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1875 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 325 400 550 700 750 1150 1870 3750 4575 6150 7000 11500 28000 - - - - -

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Census

 
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: 11/5/2019 1875 S $2.5 MS
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Base----411201226315912110--1-----196
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Total----411201226315912110--1-----196
 ----2 %6 %10 %6 %13 %16 %30 %1 %11 %5 %--1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 10155 $3,105.00
10/4/2006 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2269, 2269/Lot# 1938 $672.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12392 $575.00
9/15/2011 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 619, 626/Lot# 7530 $759.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5080 $1,116.25
1/19/2014 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165734 $577.50
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4967 $5,581.25
4/17/2019 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131917/Lot# 27777 $504.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 S $2.5 MS PL
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Base5325756297298539251152134522812713323135213708393247066572733077298144857490229486
54659366277087710001216165724252885332735833782419053286824746378678287872391760
0000001216165724252885332735833782419053286824746378678287872300
0000001280196925693058342436453857444859507077759680058430887200
1875 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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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