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1855 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5435, 5551

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,857,000
Proofs: estimated 20

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: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

Recent appearances:
Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 336, plated, sold for $5,750.00 Ex- Globus/Mihalyi/Gallagher Collections (Stack's, Spetember 1998, lot 494)

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 715, plated, sold for $5,175.00 Ex : Globus/Mihalyi/Gallagher Collection's (Stack's, September 1998, lot 494)

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5798, not illustrated, sold for $833.75

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 337, not plated, sold for $460.00

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

 
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