1869-S $2.50 NGC MS61

This is a nice, fully "new" example of a date that is seldom found in higher grades. I doubt if more than ten to fifteen are known in Uncirculated with most in the MS60 to MS62 range. The nicest thing about this coin is its color with a band of rich reddish-gold at the obverse border and outlining the details on the reverse. A few small marks limit the grade but this piece is really attractive. The SF quarter eagles from this era are very undervalued and offer the collector with a challenging but not overly expensive area.