Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $161.91 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1862 S $2.5 MS obverse 1862 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike most other S-mint Quarter Eagles from this era, the 1862-S is generally found well struck. The '62-S (8,000 pieces produced) is expectantly rarer than the higher mintage (24,000 coins) 1861-S.

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1862 S $2.5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 57
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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12/21/2009 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2787, 2787/Lot# 1807 $15,525.00
1/31/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2075 $603.75
1/3/2012 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6136 $4,312.50
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4822 $6,612.50
7/6/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 206379 $1,540.00
8/13/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1197 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1862 S $2.5 MS
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Base10791152122913091393226830573639452649925582592260896685796013150184642637438297396434102442440
1103117712551337168425313251393446815188569559776287711096901492121100303483874540103414960
000000325139344681518856955977628771109690149212110030348387454010300
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1862 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
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Base13931481157216681860264830823447501857366588706274357837825686919143961210098106031112611668
1422151116041732212227923203397052576020674671867569797684018841929997741026610777113060
000000320339705257602067467186756979768401884192999774102661077700
000000332544945496630469047310770381168546899294559936104341095100
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