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

1853 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
7767
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,404,668
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$9,988 • PCGS MS66 • 6-7-2015 • Heritage Auctions
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3
280
1
3
4
250
4
6
255
6
8
260
8
10
265
10
12
270
12
15
275
1
15
20
280
2
20
25
285
1
25
40
295
17
40
45+
300
45+
50+
325
50+
53+
330
53+
55+
345
55+
58+
365
58+
62+
525
62+
65+
8,750
1
65+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 127 / 147 TIE 127 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 125 / 147 TIE 125 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 42 / 147 TIE 42 / 147 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65+ PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1853 has the highest mintage of any quarter eagle. It is also one of the most common in all conditions and is reasonably obtainable even in gem Unc.