1885 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

PCGS #:
7837
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
800
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 300 R-6.4 97 / 147 TIE 97 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 97 / 147 97 / 147
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 97 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 97 / 147
65 or Better 27 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 97 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 97 / 147
65 or Better 27 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This is one of only nine quarter eagles with regular mintages of less than 1,000 pieces. As a result of this low mintage, the 1885 is a very popular date in any condition. Choice uncirculated pieces are just about as rare as proofs, with the finest Unc. that I have seen being the coin that was sold in Stack's June, 1973 sale and later in the June, 1975 sale also conducted by Stack's.