1871-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
7814
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
22,000
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 225 R-6.7 82 / 147 TIE 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 57 / 147 TIE 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 225
60 or Better 12
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 27 / 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 27 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:7580, $20,125

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:572, $13,800 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:622, $11,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS64 estimated grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2005:7580, $20,125

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:572, $13,800 - Bowers & Merena 1/2002:622, $11,500

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1871-S is a scarce date, particularly so in choice condition. However, it is not as difficult to obtain in full mint state as the other early S Mint quarter eagles prior to 1877. All specimens that I have seen are weakly struck on the eagle's right leg, but are generally more well struck on the obverse than most other San Francisco Mint quarter eagles. Nevertheless, this date is underrated and underpriced, although not as much so as some other dates in the series which are virtually unobtainable in full Unc.