1844 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
7734
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
6,784
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 65 R-8.3 15 / 147 TIE 15 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 5 / 147 TIE 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 65
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS60 PCGS grade MS60 PCGS grade
2 MS60 PCGS grade MS60 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
MS60 PCGS grade #2 MS60 PCGS grade
MS60 PCGS grade #2 MS60 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): A rare date in all grades, although VF and EF examples are occasionally available. I have never seen a mint state 1844 quarter eagle, and, as the auction records indicate, the only two "uncirculated" pieces to appear at auction were offered over thirty years ago. Whether or not they were actually uncirculated, I do not know, since I have not seen the coins.
Ron Guth:

The 1844 Quarter Eagle is a scarce coin that shows up at auction at least a couple of times a year. A few Mint State examples have shown up since Akers wrote about this date decades ago, but they are all in the lower Mint State grades. The finest is a single PCGS MS62. This date often comes with luster traces in the protected areas. Because the Mint State examples are so scuffy, a problem-free AU might make a nice alternative.