1926 $2.50 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35248
PCGS#: 7950

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $1650

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1926 is one of the most common issues of the series and is only marginally more rare than the 1925-D. In MS-64 or less, the 1926 is not at all difficult to find. Of course, true gems are very scarce but they can be located with a little effort. Above MS-65, there is relatively little available although I have seen a few outstanding quality pieces, including several nearly perfect ones.

Most examples of this date are very frosty and lustrous with a sharp strike. Color varies, with some specimens having a pale rose gold color and others having a rich greenish gold color. The "eye appeal" of the top grade specimens of this issue is among the best, if not the absolute best, in the series.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 446,000 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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255
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210
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215
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220
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225
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230
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235
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240
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245
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250
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30
255
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35
255
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275
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275
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275
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300
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310
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 65,000 R-2.3 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 45,666 R-2.5 13 / 15 TIE 13 / 15 TIE
65 or Better 1,616 R-4.7 14 / 15 14 / 15

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade