Philadelphia and San Francisco gold coins from the Civil War reconstruction era (1866-1878)
1875-S $2.5





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: QUARTER EAGLES - CORONET
Item Description: $2.5 1875 S
Full Grade: NGC MS 62
Owner: Desert Gold

Owner Comments:

Uncirculated 1875-S Quarter Eagle; Among Eight Finest Graded by NGC
Lustrous honey gold with rich rose and fiery orange highlights. Careful inspection reveals a Liberty quarter eagle that is easily worthy of another grading point, at least to the present Stack’s writer (who has been cataloguing Liberty gold here in NH since 1987). The strike is bold and the surfaces are free of all but a few trivial disturbances. From a modest mintage for the date of just 11,600 pieces, most of which became workhorses in the northern California economy of the era; the other issuing mint of the date, Philadelphia, produced a tiny circulation strike mintage of just 400 pieces! Among the eight finest examples of the date seen thus far by NGC and worthy of note as such.

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