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1860 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5451, 5556, 85556

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 804,400
Proofs: 1,000

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8152, illustrated, sold for $6,612.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6147, not plated, sold for $1,322.50

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot  5269, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1199 Not Sold

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

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

 
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