1869-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS #:
7810
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
29,500
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - 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 225 R-6.7 82 / 147 TIE 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 57 / 147 TIE 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 17 / 147 TIE 17 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 225
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62+ PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
10 MS62 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS62+ PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#10 MS62 estimated 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): Scarce as a date and very rare above EF. In fact, out of 62 auction appearances in our 226 catalogue auction survey, only 10 pieces were graded AU or Unc. by the cataloguers. Most specimens I have seen were very bluntly struck and have relatively little detail on the hair around liberty's face or on the eagle's right leg and neck. It is probably a hundred times as rare as any late date quarter eagle in unc. and so the 1869-S, like so many other quarter eagles, is grossly undervalued, particularly in choice condition. If you were to go out and attempt to buy a half dozen choice 1869-S quarter eagles, even if price were no object, I feel certain that you would come up far short of your goal.