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Obverse of 1890 Quarter Dollar     Reverse of 1890 Quarter Dollar


1890 QUARTER DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 5523, 5591, 85591, 95591

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 80,000
Proofs: 590

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1688, sold for $1,897.00

Very Choice Brilliant Proof, on the cusp of Gem.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 765, plated, sold for $833.75

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2473, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8147, not illustrated, sold for $1,063.75

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1484, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 344, illustrated, not sold

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 17 MS-67's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-64's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example 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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