Philadelphia and San Francisco gold coins from the Civil War reconstruction era (1866-1878)
1868-S $2.5





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $2.5 1868 S
Full Grade: NGC AU 58
Owner: Desert Gold

Owner Comments:

This is exactly what you’d like all the coins in your collection to look like, if you specialize in coins that basically don’t exist in Uncirculated: ultra-choice sliders with a tiny amount of friction but with the look of an MS63. The coloration seen on this piece is fully original with lovely intense rose, green-gold and orange-hues while the surfaces have the satiny luster typical to this date. While I do not know this for certain, it is my belief that there was a small hoard of this date that broke a few years ago as I have seen a number of 1868-S quarter eagles with a similar look. A splendid example of this tougher issue.

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