1860 $2.50 Old Reverse (Regular Strike)

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

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PCGS MS61
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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
97791
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
22,563
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 50 R-8.5 8 / 147 TIE 8 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 57 / 147 TIE 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 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
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 estimated grade
10 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 estimated grade
#10 MS61 PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There is a simple way to distinguish the Old Reverse die from the New Reverse die. Just look at the "O" in "OF". The Old Reverse has an OVAL "O", while the New Reverse has a ROUND "O". The branch mint issues of Charlotte and San Francisco (none were issued by the Dahlonega Mint in 1860), use the Old Reverse die. The 1861 Old Reverse is rarer than its New Reverse counterpart by a factor of three. It carries a very large premium as auction record attest.