1866 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
7803
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
3,080
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
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 40 R-8.7 5 / 147 TIE 5 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 5 / 147 TIE 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 17 / 147 TIE 17 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better 4
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/7/2000:7629, $29,900 - Heritage 5/2004:9135, $39,100 - Palakika Collection - Heritage 5/2007:2239, $40,250

2 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2010:2124, $14,950 - Heritage 10/14/2011:4718, $14,950 - Heritage 3/2012:3954, $13,800 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3247, not sold

2 MS62 PCGS grade

N.K.S., sold privately on 7/19/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:545, $27,600

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2013:3928, $7,050

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:3108, $10,925 - Superior 2/2003:2463, $10,925

4 AU58 estimated grade

Windermere Collection - Superior 11/2006:54, $10,637.50 - Heritage 9/2008:3321 - Heritage 4/2017:4209, $15,275

4 AU58 estimated grade
10 AU55 PCGS grade PCGS #7803 (MS)     55
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/7/2000:7629, $29,900 - Heritage 5/2004:9135, $39,100 - Palakika Collection - Heritage 5/2007:2239, $40,250

#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 3/2010:2124, $14,950 - Heritage 10/14/2011:4718, $14,950 - Heritage 3/2012:3954, $13,800 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3247, not sold

#2 MS62 PCGS grade

N.K.S., sold privately on 7/19/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:545, $27,600

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2013:3928, $7,050

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 11/2002:3108, $10,925 - Superior 2/2003:2463, $10,925

#4 AU58 estimated grade

Windermere Collection - Superior 11/2006:54, $10,637.50 - Heritage 9/2008:3321 - Heritage 4/2017:4209, $15,275

#4 AU58 estimated grade
PCGS #7803 (MS)     55 #10 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Business strike 1866 quarter eagles are not quite as rare as those of 1864 or 1865. However, the 1866 is more rare in proof despite comparable mintage. Most business strikes are very low grade and the 1866 is tied for having the twelfth lowest average grade of any quarter eagle in our 226 auction catalog survey. Like the 1864, and 1865, the 1866 is very underrated in all grades. It has appeared at auction less often than either of the 1796's, the 1797, the 1808, or the 1875 to name just a few. I have not seen a strictly uncirculated 1866 and only one piece that even graded full AU.