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1866 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7803, 7892, 97892


Circulation strikes: 3,080
Proofs: 30

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest  Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 728, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8864, plated, sold for $4,485.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1278, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 219, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 196

VF-20.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5983, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service