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SERIES: Capped Bust $2 1/2 1808-1834
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1829 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+
PCGS #:
7669
Diameter:
18.20 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
4.37 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,403
Metal Content:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Auction Record:
$316,250 • PCGS MS67 • 8-14-2006 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 115 R-7.8 3 / 6 7 / 12
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 6 9 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 3 / 6 8 / 12
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 8/2006:5423, $316,250

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1997:291 - Stack's 7/2008:2331 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 1/1997:291, $23,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 8/2006:5423, $316,250

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 1/1997:291 - Stack's 7/2008:2331 - Larry Hanks (as agent?) - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena 1/1997:291, $23,650

4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS64 estimated grade  
10 MS63+ PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Although sometimes lumped together with the type issued from 1821 to 1827, the quarter eagles from 1829 to 1834 are a distinctly different type. The diameter is smaller and the thickness has been correspondingly increased. The borders are beaded and the head of Liberty has also been modified. The 1829, despite the fact it has the lowest mintage of the type, is the most common date and the most easily obtainable in gem condition since some were undoubtedly saved as souvenirs of the first year of a new design.