1834 $2.50 Capped Bust (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
7674
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.20 millimeters
Weight:
4.37 grams
Mintage:
4,000
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 18 R-9.2 1 / 6 1 / 12
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 1 / 6 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 18
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.2
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 12
60 or Better 1 / 12
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade
1 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 estimated grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 estimated grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 estimated grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The mintage for the 1834 With Motto quarter eagle is similar to the mintages for the other five dates of this type. However, the Mint Act of June 28, 1834 significantly reduced the gold content for quarter eagles and half eagles and, therefore, it is probable that the vast majority of the 4,000 minted were melted and never released. this is definitely one of the half dozen or so rarest quarter eagles, and, as is apparent from the auction data, specimens are offered for sale only once every few years. I have never seen a fully mint state piece. The total number known is difficult to say for sure, but I would estimate it to be on the order of 12 to 15 pieces.