1840 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
7717
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
18,859
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% 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 80 R-8.2 19 / 147 TIE 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80
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 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 27 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
10 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#10 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The first year for the new Liberty Head type designed by Christian Gobrecht. Always very flatly struck on the head of Liberty, the stars, and on the eagle. Much more rare than the standard references and even the low mintage would indicate, particularly in grades above EF. I have never seen a strictly uncirculated piece or anything even really close. Very underrated.