1843 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

View More Images

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
7727
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
100,546
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 125 R-7.7 48 / 147 TIE 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 57 / 147 TIE 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 147 TIE 1 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 125
60 or Better 12
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Scanlon Sale - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:345, $12,650

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Scanlon Sale - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:345, $12,650

#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

For some reason, the U.S. Mints paid particular attention to Quarter Eagles, producing the highest mintages since 1836. Employees at the Philadelphia Mint alone produced over 100,000 Quarter Eagles for circulation, along with a handful of Proof examples. Despite the high original mintage, the 1843 Quarter Eagle appears to be the rarest Quarter Eagle of the year, even more rare than the 1843-C and 1843-D Quarter Eagles. Mint State examples are very scarce, with exactly a dozen certified by PCGS, the finest of which is a single MS-64.