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1853-O QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5428

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,332,000
Proofs: None

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

Diameter: 24.3 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 96 grains (6.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-64's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 563, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1193 at $1,092.50  From the sale of the Harold A. Blauvelt Collection, February 1977, Lot 307

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1194 at $529.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5797, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

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

 

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