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

1878 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
7828
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
286,240
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$12,925 • PCGS MS67 • 7-12-2015 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 141 / 147 TIE 141 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 133 / 147 TIE 133 / 147 TIE
65 or Better 40 R-8.7 56 / 147 TIE 56 / 147 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2015:3275, $12,925

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

Heritage 7/2015:3275, $12,925

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
10 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1878 is one of the most common of all Liberty Head quarter eagles, and is readily available even in choice uncirculated condition.