1861 $2.50 (Proof)

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

ex Trompeter collection

ex Trompeter collection

PCGS #:
7887
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
90
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 16 R-9.3 17 / 60 TIE 17 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 18 / 60 TIE 18 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 60 TIE 11 / 60 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 16
60 or Better 16
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.3
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 60 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 60 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 60 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 60 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
2 PR64 PCGS grade

Stanley Kesselman, sold privately in 11/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part III - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:200, $13,800 - Nottingham Collection - Heritage 10/2012:5640, $36,718.75

4 PR63 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#2 PR64 PCGS grade

Stanley Kesselman, sold privately in 11/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part III - Bowers & Merena 5/2000:200, $13,800 - Nottingham Collection - Heritage 10/2012:5640, $36,718.75

#4 PR63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Although 90 proofs were reportedly struck, undoubtedly the majority of them were melted, since the 1861 has appeared at auction less often in proof than the 1862, 1863, or 1865, all of which have mintages of only 35 pieces or less.