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

1887 $2.50 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
7839
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
4.18 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
6,160
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,300 • PCGS MS65 • 12-19-2013 • Legend Rare Coin Auctions
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 600 R-5.8 115 / 147 TIE 115 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 120 R-7.8 107 / 147 TIE 107 / 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 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This date is very underrated in choice uncirculated condition, and despite the considerably higher mintage, I have seen about the same number of uncirculated sopecimens of 1887 as I have of 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, or 1886.