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1838 QUARTER DOLLAR -
SEATED LIBERTY
(see also 1838 Quarter Dollar -
Capped Bust
)

PCGS No: 5391

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 466,000
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 103 grains (6.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8134, illustrated, sold for $13,225.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1432, "No Drapery", illustrated, sold for $32,200.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2443, sold for $8,625.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 78, "No Drapery", plated, sold for $1,840.00  Ex R.L. Miles Collection (Stack's, April 10, 1969, lot 911)

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 701, "No Drapery", not plated, sold for $276.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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