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

1879 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
7830
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
88,960
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,250 • PCGS MS66+ • 3-17-2011 • 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 1,100 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 16 R-9.3 51 / 147 TIE 51 / 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 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1228, $4,830

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 MS66 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1228, $4,830

5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS66 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): A fairly common date that is reasonably obtainable even in choice uncirculated condition.