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PCGS Nos: 8125, 8126, 8127

Circulation strikes: 263,806
Proofs: ??

Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich

Diameter: 25 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%

Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mint)

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Curved Base 2, Small Letters on reverse
Curved Base 2, Large Letters on reverse
Flat Base 2 (also known as "Square 2")

The finest Uncirculated "Curved Base 2, Small Letters" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Uncirculated "Curved Base 2, Large Letters" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "Flat Base 2" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66 (illustrated above).  The "Great Lakes" collection.

PCGS MS-66 (Square 2) (#6581223).  Offered by Hanks & Associates, Inc. for $185,000 in the September 20, 1999 issue of Coin World

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3696, sold for $21,850.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 116, "Breen-6476, Breen-1A, Square 2 in Date" Not Sold

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 324, "Breen-3D, Curved Base 2, Small Letters", illustrated, sold for $10,925.00  From Stack's sale of May 1971, Lot 1384; earlier from Stack's sale of the Conway Bolt Collection, April 1966, Lot 917

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1730, "Breen 2-B, Miller 133, Square Base 2", plated, sold for $8,050.00

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

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