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1871 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5478, 5570, 85570, 95570

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 118,200
Proofs: 960

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:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 394, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1465, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8155, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1635, not illustrated, sold for $379.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-66's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

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