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1870 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5476, 5569, 85569, 95569

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 86,400
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, 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

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1464, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

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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