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1834 CLASSIC HEAD
2˝ DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE
(see also 1834 Capped Bust
Quarter Eagle
)

PCGS Nos: 7692, 7710

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 112,234
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: ±17.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: ±64.5 grains (±4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) above the date

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-64's.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-64.  Ex - King of Siam Set

Proof (illustrated above).  The John Jay Pittman collection

NGC MS-66 Prooflike
- Superior 07/2005:358, not sold

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 641, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00, "Breen-6140"

PCGS MS-64.  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2085, sold for $8,280.00

PCGS MS-64.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $10,950.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2132, unsold  From the sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II, October 1999, Lot 1462; earlier from the sale of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1462

PCGS MS-64. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 116, "No  Motto, Small Head", illustrated, sold for $9,775.00  From Stack's sale of April 1967, Lot 1567

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 754, "No Motto", unsold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3938, "No Motto", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1229, "No Motto", illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 170, "Breen-6138", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7491, illustrated, sold for $2,415.00  From the Judge Thomas Butt Collection

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8832, plated, sold for $2,300.00

PCI AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 3939, "No Motto", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2133, sold for $690.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 117, "No Motto, Small Head", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00  Purchased from the Goliad Corporation, April 11, 1972

AU-55 Prooflike.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2134, sold for $862.50

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7152, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 664, sold for $632.00  From Superior Galleries sale, June 2-3, 1986, Lot 1804

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

"NGC Slabs Siam Set," Numismatic News, July 17, 2001, page 1