Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 43,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $155.05 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S $2.5 MS obverse 1879 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although the San Francisco Mint struck some 43,500 gold quarter eagles in 1879, few have survived in high grade today. Instead, they were placed in circulation or mishandled in bags, making examples above MS63 nearly impossible to locate.

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Last Updated: 8/8/2017

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1879 S $2.5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 280 290 300 320 340 355 510 675 1225 2150 2600 3700 6100 19500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 25000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 230
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63


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11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17771


Auction Prices Realized

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4/10/1996 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0831, 831/Lot# 911 $501.13
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2164 $488.75
7/28/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 106909 $342.10
4/1/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 8051 $481.75
1/7/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 11295 $423.00
2/1/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131506/Lot# 23672 $399.50
9/9/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(5), 1244/Lot# 15135 $763.75
7/2/2017 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131728/Lot# 23449 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $2.5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6978358568749119489619741221144120072680294134744364700895541422121465223442324924181
74384286288692395296510561294163022312767311937715245785711110166362175822646235600
0000009651056129416302231276731193771524578571111016636217582264600
0000009701139136818182456285432964067612787051266519050220512294700
1879 $2.5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6537838028208568919059161152136319072555280733244172675392341379020881217422262923543
6967898088328688969099951222154421232639297936075032758010753161542116822038229340
000000909995122215442123263929793607503275801075316154211682203800
0000009121073129317262339272331523889589384071227118517214552233300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1907
Owner: GregLach
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1363
Owner: Coin Maven
 
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