1842 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
7723
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
2,823
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 55 R-8.4 12 / 147 TIE 12 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 147 TIE 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 55
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS61 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
4 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 MS61 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#4 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): Between 1863 and 1915, this date was considered to be semi-unique (two known). It has several early auction records over $100 and the Taylor-Windle specimen brought $155 in 1908. Many more are now known than just the two original pieces, but the coin is still scarce in all grades. In grades above EF, however, it is extremely rare and, as is the case with many dates of this period, I have never seen a strictly mint state example, although there is one auction record for one.