$2.50 - 1873-S PCGS MS63

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$2.50 - 1873-S PCGS MS63

5,500.00

Date…….1873-S
Grade…….PCGS MS63
PCGS Price Guide….……..6000
Population (PCGS)…..…….3/4
Population (NGC)…….…….2/2
Serial Number…….7820.63/36818921
PCGS Lookup Number…….7820

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CONDITION CENSUS PCGS MS63 1873-S QUARTER EAGLE

As with the half eagle and eagle dated 1873-S, the quarter eagles of this issuance are greatly underappreciated in terms of overall and high grade rarity. There are probably as many a dozen 1873-S quarter eagles in Uncirculated but few grade as high as MS63 to MS64 and the only Gem I am aware of (graded MS65 by PCGS) sold for $24,675 in 2016.

This piece is sharply defined save for the eagle’s right leg and it is very frosty with subtle, attractive green-gold and orange hues. There is a small mint-made dark spot on the obverse adjacent to star four and both sides are lightly abraded in the fields. The eye appeal is excellent and this piece has a very fresh appearance.

There are five APRs for this date in PCGS MS63 (including this coin) since June 2008 with the highest price realized recorded back in June 2008 at $6,900. An NGC MS63 with CAC approval just brought $8,400 as Stacks Bowers 2/18: 3015.

Conditionally rare Liberty Head quarter eagles have become far more appreciated in recent years and this nice 1873-S likely qualifies at the tail end of the Condition Census.

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