1821 $2.50 VF35

PCGS#: 7662

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $105

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The first year of issue after a brief hiatus of 13 years. The diameter is reduced from earlier issues but the weight is the same, resulting in coins with thicker planchets. The 1821 is also the first quarter eagle of which true proofs are known. A handful of choice uncirculated specimens also exist, and several of them have what appears to be a small planchet depression on the cheek, undoubtedly the result of some foreign substance adhering to the die during striking. The gem that realized a record $23,000 in Stack's November 1974 sale had such a small depression as does the coin in the Johns Hopkins University Collection (PCGS CoinFacts editor note: the Garrett collection).

Diameter: 18.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 6,448 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 50 R-8.5 2 / 5 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 4 / 5 6 / 12
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 3 / 5 TIE 5 / 12 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ohringer Family Trust Holdings - Goldbergs 9/2008:1227, $149,500

4 MS63 PCGS grade  

Stack's 1/2009:8600, $103,500

5 MS62 PCGS grade