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

1851 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
7759
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,372,748
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,750 • NGC MS67 • 10-1-2008 • Scotsman
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 550 R-5.9 112 / 147 TIE 112 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 116 / 147 TIE 116 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 36 / 147 TIE 36 / 147 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1977:1524 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:177 - Heritage 2/2015:3206, $9,400

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:14029, $5,640

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1977:1524 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV - Bowers & Merena 11/2000:177 - Heritage 2/2015:3206, $9,400

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 4/2016:14029, $5,640

3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
8 MS64+ PCGS grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade  
9 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This is the first Liberty Head quarter eagle that can be readily obtained in choice uncirculated condition, although well struck gems are not all that common. The 1851 is one of only four quarter eagles with a mintage in excess of one million pieces.