1876-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
7825
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
5,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 400 R-6.2 104 / 147 TIE 104 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 87 / 147 TIE 87 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 104 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 87 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 104 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 87 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1876-S has the lowest mintage of any S Mint quarter eagle except the extremely rare 1854-S. It is very rare in any condition and most known specimens are weakly struck. The examples that I have seen of the 1876-S have the tiny narrow lump on Liberty's jaw that is seen on the business strikes of 1876. Full mint state specimens of this date are extremely rare and I have seen no more than two or three. Because they are invariably weakly struck, 1876-S quarter eagles are difficult to grade. Rather than looking at the usual "high points" for wear, one must examine instead the quality of the surfaces and the mint lustre to accurately determine a grade.