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1886 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5518, 5587, 85587, 95587

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,000
Proofs: 886

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:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 583, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 323, sold for $920.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5841, not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5842, not illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1644, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 584, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5529, not plated, sold for $1,265.00

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1225, sold for $391.00

PCGS Proof 62, Brilliant Proof, virtually fully Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 754, not plated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1480, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 755, not plated, sold for $833.75

About Uncirculated or better.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 756, not plated, sold for $718.75

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 12 PR-67's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 5 PRDC-67's.

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

 
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