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SERIES: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1840 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU50
PCGS #:
7717
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
18,859
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$31,625 • PCGS MS64 • 11-15-2011 • 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 80 R-8.2 19 / 147 TIE 19 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
10 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The first year for the new Liberty Head type designed by Christian Gobrecht. Always very flatly struck on the head of Liberty, the stars, and on the eagle. Much more rare than the standard references and even the low mintage would indicate, particularly in grades above EF. I have never seen a strictly uncirculated piece or anything even really close. Very underrated.