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Obverse of 1868 Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1868 Quarter Dollar


1868 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5472, 5567, 85567

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 29,400
Proofs: 600

Designer: Obverse by Thomas Sully, modified by Christian Gobrecht and Robert Ball Hughes, executed by James Barton Longacre; Reverse by Christian Gobrecht, modified by James Barton Longacre

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 573, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1462, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1205 at $529.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8154, not illustrated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 331, illustrated, not sold

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-62.

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

 
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