1806/4 $2.50 8X5 Stars (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $2 1/2 1796-1807

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

CLOSE-UP OF OVERDATE

CLOSE-UP OF OVERDATE

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
7654
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
20.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.37 grams
Mintage:
1,136
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 72 R-8.2 7 / 11 7 / 12
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 3 / 11 TIE 3 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 72
60 or Better 6
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 11
60 or Better 3 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 12
60 or Better 3 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 10/1994:836 - Heritage 5/2000:7553 - Lawrence R. Stack Collection, sold privately via Kevin Lipton - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1125, $94,000

3 MS62 estimated grade
3 MS62 estimated grade
6 MS61 PCGS grade
7 MS60 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack’s 10/1994:836 - Heritage 5/2000:7553 - Lawrence R. Stack Collection, sold privately via Kevin Lipton - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1125, $94,000

#3 MS62 estimated grade
#3 MS62 estimated grade
#6 MS61 PCGS grade
#7 MS60 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1806/4 Quarter Eagle is a very rare date, with less than 100 examples known. Most of the certified examples are found in either higher circulated grades or lower Uncirculated grades (meaning MS61 to MS63). The very best example is a single PCGS MS64. Even David Akers, who claimed never to have seen a legitimate Mint State 1806/4 Quarter Eagle would have loved this coin.

At least two of the known examples have a distinct cud at the top of the obverse (one of them is illustrated above). The cud may account for the rarity of this date, since the dies would have been retired early or they would have fractured soon after the cud developed.

David Akers (1975/88): The overdate is very distinct, but even without looking at the date, the 1806/4 can be easily and quickly distinguished from the 1806/5 by the arrangement of the obverse stars. On this variety, the stars are arranged 8 to the left and 5 to the right, while on the 1806/5, they are arranged 7 to the left and 6 to the right. The 1806/4 is almost always weakly struck in the centers of both the obverse and reverse, but such weak striking is characteristic of all dates of this type. Strictly mint state examples are exceedingly rare and I have never personally examined one, although a few are reported to exist.