1870 QUARTER DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 5476, 5569, 85569,
Circulation strikes: 86,400
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
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (6.2 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of
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
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
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service