1859 $2.50 Old Reverse (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
97788
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
39,364
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
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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 75 R-8.2 19 / 147 TIE 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 10 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 75
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 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 19 / 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

Norweb Collection - Heritage 1/2016:6376, $8,812.50

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2012:4779, $7,637.50

1 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:5042, $4,700

4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Heritage 1/2016:6376, $8,812.50

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2012:4779, $7,637.50

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2016:5042, $4,700

#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There is a very simple way to distinguish the Old Reverse from the New Reverse die. Just look at the "O" in "OF". The Old Reverse has an OVAL "O", and the New Reverse has a ROUND "O". The branch mint issues of Dahlonega and San Francisco (none were issued by the Charlotte Mint in 1859), all use the Old Reverse die. The 1861 Old Reverse is about twice as rare as the New Reverse and carries a hefty premium.