1875 $2.50 PR64

PCGS#: 7901

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold in Stack's Auction of Garrett / Hopkins University, Mar. 1976

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): I would estimate that no more than half the original mintage of 20 pieces still exists in unimpaired state. Impaired proofs are readily identifiable from business strikes by the significant difference in the position of the date. On the proofs, the date is high in the field and the 5 nearly touches the bust. On the business strikes, however, the date is lower in the field and the 5 is distant from the bust. The Ullmer coin and the Wolfson coin were both erroneously catalogued as proofs when they were, in fact, business strikes.

Diameter: 18.00 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 20 Weight: 4.18 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 15 R-9.3 17 / 60 TIE 17 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 13 R-9.4 15 / 60 TIE 15 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 21 / 60 TIE 21 / 60 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
1 PR65 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR64 PCGS grade