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

1843 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
7727
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
100,546
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$12,650 • PCGS MS64 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 125 R-7.7 48 / 147 TIE 48 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 12 R-9.5 57 / 147 TIE 57 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 147 TIE 1 / 147 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS62 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: For some reason, the U.S. Mints paid particluar attention to Quarter Eagles, producing the highest mintages since 1836.  The Philadelphia Mint alone produced over 100,000 Quarter Eagles for circulation, along with a handful of Proof examples.  Despite the high original mintage, the 1843 Quarter Eagle appears to be the rarest Quarter Eagle of the year, even more rare than the 1843-C and 1843-D Quarter Eagles (this estimation is based on the PCGS Population Report as of June 2011).  Mint State examples are very scarce, with exactly a dozen certified by PCGS, the finest of which is a single MS-64.