1829 $2.50 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39790
PCGS#: 7669

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $58.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although sometimes lumped together with the type issued from 1821 to 1827, the quarter eagles from 1829 to 1834 are a distinctly different type. The diameter is smaller and the thickness has been correspondingly increased. The borders are beaded and the head of Liberty has also been modified. The 1829, despite the fact it has the lowest mintage of the type, is the most common date and the most easily obtainable in gem condition since some were undoubtedly saved as souvenirs of the first year of a new design.

Diameter: 18.20 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,403 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 115 R-7.8 3 / 6 7 / 12
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 6 9 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 3 / 6 8 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade   Heritage 8/2006:5423, $316,250
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade