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

1870 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS XF45
PCGS #:
7811
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,520
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,550 • PCGS MS65 • 10-1-1999 • Bowers & Merena
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 5 R-9.7 27 / 147 TIE 27 / 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 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
7 AU58 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1870 is a very scarce coin in all grades. Strictly uncirculated specimens are very rare and are, in fact, just about as rare as the proofs. The 1870 is more difficult to obtain in AU or Unc. than the 1869 which has a comparable mintage.