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

1848 $2.50 (Regular Strike)


PCGS MS60
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions
PCGS #:
7748
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
7,497
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$23,000 • PCGS MS63 • 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 100 R-8.0 32 / 147 TIE 32 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 43 / 147 TIE 43 / 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 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Very scarce in all grades but actually somewhat overrated and overpriced compared to the 1842, 1844, and even the 1846 and 1847. Strictly uncirculated specimens are very rare, however, I have seen only one or two that could correctly be called mint state.