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1857-O QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5443

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,180,000
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, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5527, not plated, unsold; Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot  5268, not illustrated, not sold

ANACS Corroded Cleaned Genuine, Not Graded.  VF-35 Details.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6131, not plated, sold for $46.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.

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

 
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