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1826 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS No: 7665


Circulation strikes: 760
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 18.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 8.3%

Weight: 67.5 grains (4.37 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3935, "6 over 5, One of the finest known 1826 Quarter Eagles!", illustrated, sold for $16,100.00

The finest 1826/'5' example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service