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1864-S QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS No: 5460

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,000
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

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2455, sold for $27,600.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1633, illustrated, sold for $21,850.00  Only 3 coins have been graded as Mint State (at most) by NGC and PCGS.  First, the Eliasberg coin, graded MS-66 by Bowers and Merena in that sale, now graded MS-68 by NGC is far and away the finest known.  Next is this coin, as MS-64, nearly a full gem and a beautiful coin in all respects.  Next is a coin graded MS-63 by PCGS (perhaps this coin?) which we have not seen.  There are no other mint state coins reported.

ANACS AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6134, plated, sold for $2,903.75

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

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

 
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