1797 $2.50 AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -26167
PCGS#: 7648

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mickley; Appleton; Woodward; Newlin (1884) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $26000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Almost identical in mintage and overall rarity to the 1796 With Stars, but as auction data indicates, the 1797 is much more difficult to obtain in full mint state. There are 13 stars on the obverse arranged 7 to the left of the head and 6 to the right. The reverse has 16 stars above the eagle, but the configuration is slightly different than on either of the 1796 coins. All known specimens exhibit a prominent die break that runs from the Y of LIBERTY down to the 12th and 13th stars. I have not seen the piece personally, but the specimen in the J.F. Bell Sale of 1963 appears to be the finest known.

Diameter: 20.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 427 Weight: 4.37 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 27 R-8.9 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS60 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade