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

1856 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
7777
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
384,240
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$11,000 • AU55 • 5-1-1998 • David Akers
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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 300 R-6.4 120 / 147 120 / 147
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 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade  

Heritage 10/2009:1313

5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): Fairly common in all grades including choice uncirculated. All of the 1856 quarter eagles have very small dates.