1842 $2.50 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -35104
PCGS#: 7723

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $12100

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Between 1863 and 1915, this date was considered to be semi-unique (two known). It hasd several early auction records over $100 and the Taylor-Windle specimen brought $155 in 1908. Many more are now known than just the two original pieces, but the coin is still scarce in all grades. In grades above EF, however, it is extremely rare and, as is the case with many dates of this period, I have never seen a strictly mint state example, although there is one auction record for one.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,823 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 55 R-8.4 12 / 147 TIE 12 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 147 TIE 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 estimated grade  
5 AU53 estimated grade