1849 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS #:
7752
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
23,294
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 115 R-7.8 43 / 147 TIE 43 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 78 / 147 TIE 78 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 115
60 or Better 15
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.8
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 43 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 78 / 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 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like the 1847, this date is definitely uderrated and undervalued. Choice specimens are very rare, the only strictly uncirculated piece that I have seen being the one purchased by Harry Bass at the Scanlon Sale. Some examples of the 1849 are offered as "overdates" but every such specimen that I have seen merely showed recutting of the 9 rather than an 8 beneath it. The position of the date is distinctly different than it is on the 1848, and the date is also markedly smaller. Therefore, in my opinion, no such thing as an overdate exists.