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SERIES: Classic Head $2 1/2 1834-1839
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1836 $2.50 Script 8 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65+

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
7694
Diameter:
17.50 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
547,986
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$55,813 • PCGS MS65+ • 9-15-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 10 / 11 10 / 11
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 10 / 11 10 / 11
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 11 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 1/2009 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Lester Merkin 4/1970:655 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers and Merena 11/2000:120 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Richard Burdick, sold privately in 1/2009 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Lester Merkin 4/1970:655 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers and Merena 11/2000:120 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This date has a greater mintage than all of the other dates of this type combined, and it is certainly one of the most common, if not the most common, dates of this type. As is the case with the 1835, however, choice specimens are difficult to obtain and most of them are softly struck in the center. There are three distinct types of head of Liberty on the 1836 dated quarter eagles. The first is the large head of 1834. The second type has the head of 1835, which is taller and somewhat thinner than either of the heads of 1834 and has a small curl of hair near the 6th star, and four large curls. The third type of head is called the head of 1837, which is similar to the head of 1835 but does not have the small curl near the 6th star, just the four large ones on top of the head.