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1843 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5404, 5537

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 645,600
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, executed by Christian Gobrecht, modified by Robert Ball Hughes; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 103.1 grains (6.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

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Significant examples:
"Proof".  Ex - Judge Joseph F. Sawicki, May 10, 1948, sold as part of a complete copper and silver Proof set (in an original case) for $225.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 832e, illustrated, "...light hairlines in the obverse field", sold as part of the complete 1843 Proof set (still in the original case) to which Pittman had added the Proof 1843 Quarter Eagle, Half Eagle, and Eagle!  This set may be complete set that appeared in the 1895 Winsor sale as Lot 1067, said to have been presented to President Tyler.

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1438, illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5788, not illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5787, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5786, not illustrated, sold for $333.50 

MS-60 Plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1624, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

Brilliant Uncirculated or thereabouts.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 707, not plated, sold for $172.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 334, not plated, sold for $230.00

Varieties:

Notes:
No circulation strikes appear to have been made from the die combination used to strike Proofs.

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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

 
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