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

1839 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
7698
Diameter:
17.50 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
27,021
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,200 • PCGS MS61 • 8-8-2013 • 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 1 / 11 1 / 11
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 11
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 estimated grade  
1 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 estimated grade  
1 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
7 MS61 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This is certainly one of the most underrated quarter eagles of this type. The auction records clearly indicate that the 1839 is nearly as rare as the lower mintage 1838-C or 1839-D. Stricly uncirculated specimens are extremely rare.