Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 5,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $177.12 (11/21/2019)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 S $2.5 MS obverse 1876 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is the lowest-mintage S-mint quarter eagle issue barring the prohibitively rare 1854-S. Breen's Encyclopedia calls this date 'very rare,' adding, 'Usually VF, Ex. rare in AU.'

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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1876 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 315 350 385 600 800 925 1100 1250 2100 3000 3500 4000 10000 - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 142
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1876 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3914713274721631-------142
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Total----3914713274821631-------143
 ----2 %6 %10 %5 %9 %19 %34 %1 %11 %2 %1 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/9/1998 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1030, 1030/Lot# 2009 $1,371.50
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1543 $1,265.00
7/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 462 $1,955.00
4/16/2008 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3304 $4,025.00
2/15/2010 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3637 $1,610.00
7/1/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 51197 $253.00
11/1/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131545/Lot# 23352 $1,880.00
4/27/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1234/Lot# 5686 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561569287413331547173522522531288930993251366155685894623465876956733977388153
546588640752102714041609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747278760
0000001609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747200
0000001672207924382769302932003524493257856120646968337211760500
1876 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base793847865891104414771558170719282029252529853172340653065631596063026659703076559858
811853874942118815041608178119622194267830473250403954145741607464216783723883890
0000001608178119622194267830473250403954145741607464216783723800
0000001657185419952360283231103328467355235850618865406906744700
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2525
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2525
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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