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Obverse of 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1834 Capped Bust Quarter Eagle


1834 CAPPED BUST $2-1/2
OR QUARTER EAGLE
(see also 1834 Classic Head $2-1/2)

PCGS No: 7674

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,000
Proofs: estimated 15

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

Significant examples:
(Illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries 2000 A.N.A. Mid-Winter Sale

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 703, illustrated, sold for $24,150.00

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 169, "Breen-6137", illustrated, not sold

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