1850 $2.50 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -35131
PCGS#: 7755

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Melish; Kosoff Sale (1956) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $7700

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Generally considered a common date, but really quite scarce in high grade. Lower grade specimens, however, are readily obtainable. On some specimens the date is thinner and flatter than it is on others. On this variety, the lower arrowhead is also disconnected from the CA in AMERICA, while on the "heavy date" variety, the lower arrowhead touches CA. I think that the thin date variety is more rare, but I have not kept a close enough tally to be sure.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 252,923 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
10
280
2
12
290
15
300
20
310
25
320
45+
385
50+
415
53+
445
55+
505
58+
670
62+
2,250
63+
4,400
64+
11,000
2
65
15,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 250 R-6.6 91 / 147 TIE 91 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 100 / 147 TIE 100 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 17 / 147 TIE 17 / 147 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade