Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 178,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $245.72 (8/10/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $2.5 MS obverse 1878 S $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint struck 178,000 gold quarter eagles in 1878. This date is slightly more common in mint state than many other San Francisco quarter eagles. However, it is still extremely rare in gem or higher.

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Last Updated: 5/8/2020

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1878 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 360 370 380 385 385 385 395 525 525 650 1150 2800 13000 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - 440 - - 845 - 4750 14000 - - -
1878 S $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1600 - - - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 782
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1878 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----11816197426730176122441421----775
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Total----11816197426830176122451531----779
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1878 S $2.5 MS PL
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Base-----------25---------7
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Total-----------25---------7
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base70385385687491194896197410131028110712211291147223083340597367948965133842025821100
75385486288692395296598710181054114512441351175126524218624775181043815675205390
0000009659871018105411451244135117512652421862477518104381567500
00000097010001023108111831268141220292996509565208241119111796700
1878 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base659783802820856891905916949966104411521219139321973194574765458660129721969820523
700789808832868896909927955992108011741277166125294045601372501009715214199730
00000090992795599210801174127716612529404560137250100971521400
000000912938960101811161197133519292862489662797955115351745600
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 1291
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1219
Owner: MARK APSOLON
 
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