1861 $2.50 PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -35201
PCGS#: 7887

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Kreisberg-Schulman Sale (1962) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $44000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although 90 proofs were reportedly struck, undoubtedly the majority of them were melted, since the 1861 has appeared at auction less often in proof than the 1862, 1863, or 1865, all of which have mintages of only 35 pieces or less.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 90 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 16 R-9.3 17 / 60 TIE 17 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 18 / 60 TIE 18 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 60 TIE 11 / 60 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
2 PR64 PCGS grade  
4 PR63 PCGS grade