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1846 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5409, 5540

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 510,000
Proofs: estimated 20

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:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1441, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof- 64, Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 709, plated, unsold

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Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-64's.

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

 
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