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1873 QUARTER DOLLAR -
NO ARROWHEADS AT DATE
(see also 1873 Quarter Dollar - Arrowheads at Date)

PCGS No: 5484, 5485, 5572, 85572

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 212,000
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

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Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1466, "Open 3", illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1636, "Arrows.  Ex. Eliasberg, From Bowers and Merena's Eliasberg Sale, April 1997, lot 1504"

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5827, not illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

ICG Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1619, "Closed 3"  Not sold

ANACS Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1208, "Closed 3" at $632.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1467, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Open 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Uncirculated "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

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

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

 
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