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

1847 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU50

PCGS XF45
PCGS #:
7744
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
29,814
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$7,475 • PCGS MS62 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
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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 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
6 MS61 PCGS grade  

Heritage 2/2010:1460

6 MS61 PCGS grade  
6 MS61 PCGS grade  
6 MS61 PCGS grade  
6 MS61 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This is a very scarce and underrated date, as are so many of the quarter eagles in the 1840's. High grade specimens are rare and the Scanlon coin was as nice as I can recall seeing.