1833 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $2 1/2 1808-1834

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
7673
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.20 millimeters
Weight:
4.37 grams
Mintage:
4,160
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 97 R-8.0 2 / 6 6 / 12
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 2 / 6 7 / 12
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 6 5 / 12 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 97
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 6
60 or Better 2 / 6
65 or Better 2 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 12
60 or Better 7 / 12
65 or Better 5 / 12 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/1999:1669, $115,000 - Superior 3/2000:722 - Superior 8/2002:1900, $124,998 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2056, $176,250

1 MS66 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack's 10/1994:849 - Silvano DiGenova - Great Lakes Collection - Larry Hanks, sold privately in 2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2057, $129,250 - Heritage 4/2016:4759, $146,875

1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 10/1977:1460 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:273, $36,800

5 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/1999:1669, $115,000 - Superior 3/2000:722 - Superior 8/2002:1900, $124,998 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2056, $176,250

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack's 10/1994:849 - Silvano DiGenova - Great Lakes Collection - Larry Hanks, sold privately in 2000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2057, $129,250 - Heritage 4/2016:4759, $146,875

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 10/1977:1460 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:273, $36,800

#5 MS65 estimated grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Like most Capped Bust Quarter Eagles, the 1833 is a very rare date. Only one pair of dies was used to strike the entire mintage of 4,160 pieces. There are approximately 10-12 Mint State pieces known, led by the PCGS MS66+ from the Pogue Collection. The strike quality on this date is inconsistent. Some examples show strong central and star details, while others have flat stars (especially at the top of the obverse) and soft centers. However, strike is always secondary to rarity on coins with such a small mintage -- because the opportunity to own any example is indeed rare.

David Akers (1975/88): Except for the extremely rare 1834, the 1833 is the rarest date of this type. Gem specimens are particularly elusive, much more so than the dates from 1829 to 1832.