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1878 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5508, 5579, 85579

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,260,000
Proofs: 800

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: 96.5 grains (6.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1215, unsold  From the sale of the River Oaks and C.W. Krugjohann Collection, Part II, November 1976, Lot 543

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 247, sold for $1,207.50

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1625, sold for $368.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5830, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6143, not plated, unsold

Brilliant Proof, with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 735, not plated, sold for $575.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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

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

 
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