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Obverse of 1881 Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1881 Quarter Dollar


1881 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5513, 5582, 85582, 95582

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,000
Proofs: 975

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

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5833, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS Proof-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 250, plated, sold for $1,437.50

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 742, plated, sold for $1,955.00

PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1640, illustrated, sold for $719.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1218, sold for $322.00

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1219, sold for $299.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 743, not plated, sold for $460.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 341, not plated, sold for $391.00

ANACS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8144, not illustrated, sold for $776.25

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1476, illustrated, sold for $1,006.25

ANACS AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6144, not plated, sold for $460.00

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6776, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

Choice Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 744, not plated, sold for $276.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 9 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-68.

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

 
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