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1862 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5456, 5558, 85558

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 932,000
Proofs: 550

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:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 329, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  From the sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, April 1997, Lot 1479; Dickinson, Clapp Estate

Recent appearances:
ANACS Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1632, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1456, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5813, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-66's.

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

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

 

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