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1862-S QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5457

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 67,000
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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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1615, sold for $747.50

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5814, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 725, not plated, sold for $149.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64's.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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