Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 18,000
Catalog: KM-72
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.18g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $159.90 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S $2.5 MS obverse 1872 S $2.5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This issue's tiny mintage of 18,000 pieces barely exposes the tip of the iceberg concerning its rarity in Mint State. Apparently these coins saw heavy circulation and we suspect that fewer than 175 examples are extant in all grades.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2016

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1872 S $2.5 MS
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Base $ 270 280 315 390 515 975 1050 1275 2200 4500 6100 7900 11000 19000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 2650 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 187
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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11/4/2004 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8142 $1,725.00
9/23/2007 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3218 $456.00
2/9/2009 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 333, 339/Lot# 1073 $1,040.75
11/4/2009 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2767, 2767/Lot# 1810 $690.00
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123327 $1,001.00
8/8/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 4990 $940.00
7/11/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6933 $246.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3603924294635028201450188624142699306632813406373050495836105841557023244351833644837746
3704044404766081030159520622509282131373322351441695311741812246181282722335604368800
00000015952062250928213137332235144169531174181224618128272233560400
00000017402238260429433209336436224609557390011390820686312033602600
1872 S $2.5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53958462972986311931505176226443071359138854491477157716382674271167506791283348772
55459966277397312971590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805284800
0000001590205627863244368940874584510459746502686672467641805200
0000001676235029283417378742894677543761786622699173767776819300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3066
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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