1877-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
7827
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
35,400
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 1,400 R-4.8 129 / 147 129 / 147
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 107 / 147 TIE 107 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,400
60 or Better 120
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-7.8
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 129 / 147
60 or Better 107 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 27 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 129 / 147
60 or Better 107 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 27 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth: Most (perhaps all) examples of this date utilize a New Reverse ("Hub of 1859-1907") and this may be the first appearance of the New Reverse on an S-Mint Quarter Eagle. Please report any Old Reverse examples.
David Akers (1975/88): This is the second most common San Francisco mint quarter eagle after the 1878-S. It is readily obtainable in lower grades and even choice uncirculated specimens are encountered with some regularity. In fact, this is the most common S Mint quarter eagle in full mint state. The 1877-S is the first S Mint quarter eagle that uses the "new" reverse that was adopted at the Philadelphia Mint in 1859. All previous San Francisco Mint quarter eagles have the old reverse that was used at all mints from 1840 to 1858. The S mintmark is very small, roughly half the size that it is on earlier S Mint quarter eagles.