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

1842 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
7723
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,823
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$31,050 • PCGS MS62 • 9-19-1999 • Superior Galleries
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 55 R-8.4 12 / 147 TIE 12 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 147 TIE 3 / 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 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU53 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU53 PCGS grade
5 AU53 PCGS grade
5 AU53 estimated grade  
5 AU53 estimated grade  
5 AU53 estimated grade  
10 AU50 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Between 1863 and 1915, this date was considered to be semi-unique (two known). It has several early auction records over $100 and the Taylor-Windle specimen brought $155 in 1908. Many more are now known than just the two original pieces, but the coin is still scarce in all grades. In grades above EF, however, it is extremely rare and, as is the case with many dates of this period, I have never seen a strictly mint state example, although there is one auction record for one.