1861 $2.50 New Reverse (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
7794
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
1,283,788
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 2,000 R-4.6 131 / 147 TIE 131 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 128 / 147 128 / 147
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 56 / 147 TIE 56 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 900
65 or Better 40
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-5.2
65 or Better R-8.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 131 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 128 / 147
65 or Better 56 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 131 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 128 / 147
65 or Better 56 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3243, $9,400 - Mackenzie Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3243, $9,400 - Mackenzie Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1861 has the third highest mintage of any quarter eagle and it is one of the more common dates in all grades. Choice uncirculated specimens are reasonably available.
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: There is a simple way to distinguish the New Reverse from the Old Reverse die. Just look at the "O" in "OF". The New Reverse has a ROUND "O", while the Old Reverse has an OVAL "O". The San Francisco branch mint issue (none were issued at Charlotte or Dahlonega in 1861) bears the Old Reverse. While scarce in its own right, the 1861 New Reverse is far more plentiful in numismatic circulation than the Old Reverse.