1897 $2.50 MS67

CERTIFICATION#: -27121
PCGS#: 7849

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mehl Sale (1917) Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $1980

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): A moderately scarce date. Most known specimens are uncirculated or proof. This date is significantly underpriced, as are the 1896, 1898, and 1899. All four of these dates are more rare for example than the key to the Indian Head quarter eagle series, the 1911-D, and yet they sell for only a fraction of the price of the latter. (None of them, however, are as rare in uncirculated condition as the 1911-D.)

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 29,768 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
25
295
30
300
35
305
40
320
45
320
45+
320
50
330
2
50+
330
53+
335
55+
380
58+
430
60
475
28
62+
505
1
63+
655
2
64+
910
1
65+
2,095
1
66+
3,950
1
67+
10,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 138 / 147 TIE 138 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 133 / 147 TIE 133 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 120 R-7.8 61 / 147 61 / 147

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade