1866-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
7804
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
38,900
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 74 / 147 TIE 74 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 147 TIE 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 74 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 74 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 estimated grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade Heritage 1/2009:5241
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 MS62 estimated grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
Heritage 1/2009:5241
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth: Most (perhaps all) examples of this date utilize an Old Reverse ("Hub of 1840-1858"). Please report any New Reverse examples.
David Akers (1975/88): As the mintage would indicate, the 1866-S is more common than the previous S mints of the 1860's. However, the vast majority are well worn (VF or less) and, in fact, the 1866-S is tied for having the fourth lowest average grade of any quarter eagle in our 226 catalogue auction survey. As is the case with all early S Mint quarter eagles, the 1866-S is grossly underrated in high grade. Strictly uncirculated specimens are extremely rare. I have seen three or four Uncs. of this date, but no more.