1834 $2.50 Classic MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -39796
PCGS#: 7692

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $10.25

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): There are actually two distinct vareties of 1834 No Motto quarter eagles. The first has a small head and can be distinguished from the large head variety by the fact that it has tight curls at the top of the head and at the back of the head. In particular, the curls at the back of the head form a nearly straight vertical line. On the other hand, the curls on the large head variety are much more pronounced, and there is a distinct break in the curls at the back of the head.

As a date, this is one of the two most common of this type (the 1836 is the other), and a fairly sizable number of choice examples exist, many of them fully proof-like.

Diameter: 17.50 millimeters Designer: William Kneass Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 112,234 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
400
3
370
1
4
340
2
6
350
8
360
10
375
12
400
15
450
1
25
600
4
45+
1,175
50+
1,300
53+
1,525
55+
1,875
58+
2,750
62+
5,900
63+
11,000
2
64+
20,000
65+
62,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,750 R-4.7 11 / 11 11 / 11
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 11 / 11 11 / 11
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 6 / 11 6 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade