1872 QUARTER DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 5481, 5571, 85571
Circulation strikes: 182,000
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
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (6.2 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins
& Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part
1, February 18-20, 2001
NGC Proof-65. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May
31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6746, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00
PCGS Proof-64. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin &
Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May
28-30, 2001, Lot 574, not illustrated, sold for $920.00
NGC Proof-63. Ex - Bowers
and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27,
2000, Lot 1207 at $414.00
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
The finest Proof Cameo
examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-66's.
Sources and/or recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service