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Obverse of 1829 Quarter Eagle       Reverse of 1829 Quarter Eagle


1829 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7669

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,403
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 18.2 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)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC Au-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25- 27, Lot 3570, sold for $10,062.50

Recent appearances:
XF-45 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries 2000 A.N.A. Mid-Winter Sale - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2082, where it was described as follows: "1829 XF45 Extensive circulation marks in the fields and along the rims. This is the first date of the revised style (1829-34); for the first time, Quarter Eagles were struck in a press that used a confining "close collar" that imparts the milling to the edge of the coin."  Price Realized = $3,105.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

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