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

1850 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
7755
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
252,923
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,000 • MS65 • 3-1-1980 • Bowers & Ruddy
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 250 R-6.6 91 / 147 TIE 91 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 100 / 147 TIE 100 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 17 / 147 TIE 17 / 147 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
1 MS66 estimated grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade  
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
10 MS63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Generally considered a common date, but really quite scarce in high grade. Lower grade specimens, however, are readily obtainable. On some specimens the date is thinner and flatter than it is on others. On this variety, the lower arrowhead is also disconnected from the CA in AMERICA, while on the "heavy date" variety, the lower arrowhead touches CA. I think that the thin date variety is more rare, but I have not kept a close enough tally to be sure.