1870-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
7812
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
16,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 130 R-7.7 48 / 147 TIE 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 43 / 147 TIE 43 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 130
60 or Better 7
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 estimated grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 estimated grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 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): Very scarce as a date and extremely rare in full mint state. Most specimens are weakly struck and the typically available grade is only VF. I can recall seeing only two strictly mint state coins and perhaps four or five others that were "sliders". The grading of this date and other S Mint quarter eagles is often difficult due to the characteristically weak striking. In most cases, the usual "high points" were never there to begin with, and so one must grade these pieces by looking at the overall quality of the surfaces and the mint lustre. Even a full mint state example of most of these S Mint quarter eagles will have the appearance of being "worn".