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1856-S QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5440, 5441

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 286,000
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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

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

The finest "S/S, Large S over Small S" example is a single VG-VF.

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

 
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