SOLD – $2.50 – 1876-S PCGS MS62 CAC

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SOLD – $2.50 – 1876-S PCGS MS62 CAC


Serial Number 7825.62/25529319

PCGS Lookup Number 7825

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Only 5,000 1876-S quarter eagles were struck but this date is a bit more available in the lowest Uncirculated grades might suggest; possibly due to a one-time small hoard. In properly graded MS62 this date is rare and it is seldom seen choicer; the best I have seen are two different MS63s. In spite of this date’s rarity in higher grades, it is highlyundervalued.

This choice, frosty example shows light orange-gold color with splashes of deeper color at the date and along the outside of the right wing. As on all known examples, there is a mint-made diagonal bar on the jaw of Liberty; this is seen on the 1876-S half eagle as well. A few scuffs in the fields are noticeable with light magnification but this is a really pleasing coin for the date and grade.

The only other CAC approved 1876-S quarter eagle in MS62, also slabbed by PCGS, sold cheaply for $2,990 as Heritage 4/12: 6400. A non-CAC PCGS MS62 realized $3,163 as 2011 ANA: 9245.

Many of these SF quarter eagles in the Sumter Collection are vastly undervalued but the best value of them all may be this high quality 1876-S.

CAC has approved two in this grade with none finer.