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1855-S QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5437, 5562

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 396,400
Proofs: estimated 1

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: "S" (for San Francisco, California) below the eagle on the reverse

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

The finest Branch Mint Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRBM-63.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  From the Dr. Jeff Hosford Collection  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5799, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00

Very Fine/Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 717, "Briggs 1-B", not plated, sold for $126.50

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

 

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