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: $155.08 (11/21/2017)
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: 8/8/2017

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1876 S $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 138
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
3/26/1997 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0931, 931/Lot# 1765 $553.88
6/10/2000 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Signature Sale #230, 230/Lot# 7518 $195.50
2/27/2003 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 8140 $2,415.00
5/28/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3716 $1,581.25
7/4/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 94, 99/Lot# 462 $1,955.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7327 $632.50
7/6/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202755 $1,725.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4236 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $2.5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53257561569287413331547173522522531288930993251366155685894623465876956733977388153
546588640752102714041609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747278760
0000001609190723452650295931493387429656766007635167107083747200
0000001672207924382769302932003524493257856120646968337211760500
1876 $2.5 MS S
 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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