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1887 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5519, 5588, 85588

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 10,000
Proofs: 710

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-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1687, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8162, not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50  From the estate of Harry West

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 759,  plated, sold for $2,530.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1628, sold for $690.00

Choice Brilliant Proof, nearly Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 757, not plated, sold for $575.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 758, not plated, sold for $1,840.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 324, sold for $402.50

Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 119, plated, sold for $431.25 Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of Nov. 30, 1964, lot 865

PCGS MS-66.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 403, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00

EF-45.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6780, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are PRCA-66's.

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