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1855-O QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5436

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 176,000
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 example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-67
- Matthew Stickney
- Henry Chapman, June 25-29, 1907
- John Clapp
- Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.
- Bowers & Merena "Eliasberg Collection", April 1997, Lot 1460
- Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", January 7, 2003, Lot 257, illustrated, "NGC MS-67", not sold

Recent appearances:
About Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 716, "Briggs 1-B", not plated, sold for $115.00

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

 

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