1862-S $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS #:
7798
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
8,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 80 R-8.2 19 / 147 TIE 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 5 / 147 TIE 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80
60 or Better 3
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 147

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63+ PCGS grade PCGS #7798 (MS)     63+
2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU58 PCGS grade
PCGS #7798 (MS)     63+ #1 MS63+ PCGS grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Very rare in all grades and extremely underrated. This date is seldom available in any condition and its 24 appearances in 226 auctions places it tenth in the entire series according to rarity by number of appearances. I have seen only two mint state examples and a handful of others above EF. The remainder of the relatively few that I have seen over the years have been well worn. Without a doubt, the 1862-S is one of the major "sleepers" in the entire quarter eagle series, and any specimen grading EF or better should be considered highly desirable.