1851 $2.50 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -35135
PCGS#: 7759

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $467.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is the first Liberty Head quarter eagle that can be readily obtained in choice uncirculated condition, although well struck gems are not all that common. The 1851 is one of only four quarter eagles with a mintage in excess of one million pieces.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,372,748 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
350
1
3
290
1
4
255
6
260
10
270
12
275
15
280
1
30
295
2
45+
335
50+
360
53+
375
55+
420
58+
485
62+
700
63+
1,600
64+
3,100
1
65+
8,700
66+
15,300
67
22,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 550 R-5.9 112 / 147 TIE 112 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 116 / 147 TIE 116 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 36 / 147 TIE 36 / 147 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade