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

1876 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
7824
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,170
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,000 • MS65 • 3-1-1980 • Bowers & Ruddy
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 300 R-6.4 97 / 147 TIE 97 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 14 R-9.4 74 / 147 TIE 74 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 147 1 / 147
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): A look at the auction data from our 226 catalogue auction survey may surprise some people. There is only one auction record for this date in uncirculated condition, making the 1876 one of the rarest dates in the entire series in mint state. I have seen only one strictly uncirculated 1876, and that piece was softly struck, both on the obverse and reverse, much like many of the early S Mint quarter eagles. Most other business strikes I've seen, however, have been fairly well struck.