1861 $2.50 Clark Gruber MS 62
|Type:||Clark, Gruber & Co.|
|Category:||Colorado Gold (1860-1861)|
One of the finest known! The “Pikes Peak Gold Rush” created a need for coins for commerce and several private companies filled the void. The Clark Gruber firm struck $2.5, $5, $10, and $20 gold coins in 1860 and 1861. They were struck in limited quantities they are rare today in all grades. These Colorado territorial gold coins are especially rare in mint state condition. These coins were used in bars and brothels…they were not saved! For the 1861 $2,5, PCGS has graded a mere 68 examples in all grades in the past 32 years. Of those, only 12 have been graded mint state, including two in MS63, and just four in MS62. This attractive MS62 has super clean, mark-free surfaces and a razor sharp strike. It is one of the finest we have ever seen!