1840 $2.50 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -26190
PCGS#: 7717

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Hesslein (1919) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $16000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The first year for the new Liberty Head type designed by Christian Gobrecht. Always very flatly struck on the head of Liberty, the stars, and on the eagle. Much more rare than the standard references and even the low mintage would indicate, particularly in grades above EF. I have never seen a strictly uncirculated piece or anything even really close. Very underrated.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 18,859 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 80 R-8.2 19 / 147 TIE 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade