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
370
1
3
310
1
4
270
6
275
10
285
12
290
15
295
1
30
310
2
45+
350
50+
375
53+
390
55+
420
58+
460
62+
680
63+
1,600
64+
3,100
1
65+
8,500
66+
15,000
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