1796 $2.50 No Stars AU55

PCGS#: 7645

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $81.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is a distinct and highly desireable type coin since all subsequent quarter eagles have stars on the obverse. The reverse has 16 stars above the eagle. Most specimens that I have seen are weakly struck on the hair curls around the face, and some specimens also show various degrees of deterioration in the die at the E of LIBERTY. The majority of known pieces are proof-like or at least partially so. A small number of relatively choice uncirculated examples exist, and claims that only 15 to 20 pieces are known seem to me to be exaggerated. A closer estimate of the number extant would probably be between 30 and 40.

Diameter: 20.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 963 Weight: 4.37 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 88 R-8.1 1 / 1 8 / 12
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 1 / 1 5 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 1 1 / 12 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade   Parmelee - Lelan Rogers - Heritage 1/2008, $1,725,000
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade