1849 $2.50 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35128
PCGS#: 7752

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Menjou; Numismatic Gallery Sale (1950) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7975

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Like the 1847, this date is definitely uderrated and undervalued. Choice specimens are very rare, the only strictly uncirculated piece that I have seen being the one purchased by Harry Bass at the Scanlon Sale. Some examples of the 1849 are offered as "overdates" but every such specimen that I have seen merely showed recutting of the 9 rather than an 8 beneath it. The position of the date is distinctly different than it is on the 1848, and the date is also markedly smaller. Therefore, in my opinion, no such thing as an overdate exists.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 23,294 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 115 R-7.8 43 / 147 TIE 43 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 78 / 147 TIE 78 / 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 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade