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Obverse of 1884 Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1884 Quarter Dollar


1884 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5516, 5585

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,000
Proofs: 875

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 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-69 (illustrated above).

NGC Proof-69.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2466, sold for $24,150.00

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-69.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1684, sold for $52,900 (bought back by owner)

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5836, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1224, unsold

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 252, sold for $948.75

Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1685, sold for $483.00

NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8160, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6145, not plated, sold for $1,322.50

MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 339, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

VF-20.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6778, not illustrated, sold for $333.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 750, not plated, sold for $603.75

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 751, not plated, sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

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

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

 
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