1928 $2.50 MS64+ Certification #43283599, PCGS #7952

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88)

The 1928 is slightly more rare overall than the 1926 and 1927 and although MS-63 or lesser quality specimens are easily obtainable, this issue is more elusive in MS-64 than many would suspect. Gems are very scarce, if not rare, and are considerably more difficult to find than those of 1926 and 1927, not to mention 1925-D and 1908. Relatively few specimens better than MS-65 are known, and such high quality examples can really be considered extremely rare.

The 1928 is usually fairly attractive in Mint State although not quite as much so as the typical 1926 or 1927. It is generally well struck with very frosty surfaces, very good lustre, and color that is most often light to medium gold with a greenish tint. Many examples do exist, however, that are a lighter rose coloered gold. Some specimens exhibit striking anomalies; these are the most noticeable at the borders but sometimes in the central portion of the design as well.
PCGS #
7952
Designer
Bela Lyon Pratt
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
18.00 millimeters
Weight
4.18 grams
Mintage
416000
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
424
Pop Lower
12215
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 54000 R-2.4 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
All Grades 39666 R-2.6 11 / 15 TIE 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 983 R-5.0 11 / 15 11 / 15
65 or Better 54000
All Grades 39666
60 or Better 983
65 or Better R-2.4
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15
65 or Better 11 / 15 TIE
All Grades 11 / 15 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 15

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4216, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #7952 (MS)     66
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4216, $15,275 - D.L. Hansen Collection

PCGS #7952 (MS)     66 #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade