1926 $2.50 Sesquicentennial (Regular Strike)

Series: Gold Commemoratives 1903-1926

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
7466
Designer:
John R. Sinnock
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
46,019
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 22,000 R-2.7 13 / 13 13 / 13
60 or Better 15,000 R-2.9 13 / 13 13 / 13
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 7 / 13 TIE 7 / 13 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 22,000
60 or Better 15,000
65 or Better 2,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 13
60 or Better 13 / 13
65 or Better 7 / 13 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 13
60 or Better 13 / 13
65 or Better 7 / 13 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

“NiceGold” Collection

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7466 (MS)     66
6 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7466 (MS)     66
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

“NiceGold” Collection

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7466 (MS)     66 #6 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #7466 (MS)     66 #6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1926, the U.S. celebrated the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by issuing two commemorative coins, a half dollar and a $2.50 gold piece. The front of the $2.50 gold piece features a full-length image of Liberty holding a torch in her outstretched right arm and an unfurling scroll in the other. The back of the coin is a frontal view of Independence Hall, where the delegates met and signed the document.

The $2.50 Sesqui has the largest mintage of any early gold commemorative by far, apparently in anticipation of strong collector demand. PCGS alone has certified over 11,000 examples, representing almost a fourth of the total mintage. The most common grade is MS64, followed by MS63, then MS65. MS66 examples are scarce, but not rare, the result of the low relief design and the open, vulnerable devices. No MS67 examples are known yet, and if such a high-grade piece were to hit the market, the value would be astonishing.