1873-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
7820
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
27,000
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 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 225
60 or Better 12
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 82 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
	MS64+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13159, $16,450 - Heritage 9/2016:5651, $24,675

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4767 (as PCGS MS63 29245429), $4,700

5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 estimated grade
6 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
 
	MS64+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:13159, $16,450 - Heritage 9/2016:5651, $24,675

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2014:4767 (as PCGS MS63 29245429), $4,700

#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 estimated grade
#6 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 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): All 1873-S quarter eagles have a Closed 3 in the date. This is another of the many scarce S Mint quarter eagles. It is difficult to obtain in any grade, and when available, the typical 1873-S is only VF. Mint state specimens of this date are extremely rare and I have seen no more than two or three such coins. Most specimens that I have seen are very weakly struck, both on the head of Liberty and on the eagle on the reverse. Like all S Mint quarter eagles, the 1873-S is very rare and underrated, particularly in grades above EF.