1848 $2.50 (Proof)

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

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
7874
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 3 R-9.8 6 / 60 TIE 6 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 60 TIE 6 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 60 TIE 1 / 60 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 60 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 60 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

2 PR64 PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912::2541 - Thomas Melish Collection - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:1181 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1759, $99,000 - Heritage 5/2006:1775 - David Lawrence 1/2008:9016

3 PR62 PCGS grade William H. Woodin – Elder 3/1911, Lot 973 – F.C.C. Boyd – Kosoff “World’s Greatest Collection” 1/1945, Lot 115 – Paramount “Davies-Niewohner” 2/1975, Lot 495 – Ed Trompeter – Superior 2/1991, Lot 2669 - Heritage 1/1999, Lot 195
#1 PR65 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#2 PR64 PCGS grade

George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912::2541 - Thomas Melish Collection - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:1181 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1759, $99,000 - Heritage 5/2006:1775 - David Lawrence 1/2008:9016

#3 PR62 PCGS grade
William H. Woodin – Elder 3/1911, Lot 973 – F.C.C. Boyd – Kosoff “World’s Greatest Collection” 1/1945, Lot 115 – Paramount “Davies-Niewohner” 2/1975, Lot 495 – Ed Trompeter – Superior 2/1991, Lot 2669 - Heritage 1/1999, Lot 195
David Akers (1975/88): Three proofs are known, including one in the Smithsonian Institution, one owned by John J. Pittman, and the Davies/Niewoehner specimen. The date on the proofs is lower in the field than it is on the regular issues, and there is also a prominent die chip on the neck. On the reverse, the lowest arrowhead is detached from the CA in AMERICA while on the regular issue it barely touches. The right leg of the eagle is weakly struck on the proofs as it is on the proofs of other years in the 1840's.