OR QUARTER EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 7727, 7869, 97869
Circulation strikes: 100,546
Proofs: estimated 5
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (4.18 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.
The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.
Known Proof examples:
1. National Numismatic Collection
at the Smithsonian Institution
2. "Gem Proof".
Ex - William H. Woodin, Lot 1207 - Thomas Elder's 1911 sale, Lot 966 -
(1914 ANS Exhibit) - possibly to Waldo Newcomer - possibly to Colonel
E.H.R. Green - John Zug, sold in 1939 -
F.C.C. Boyd - Numismatic Gallery's sale of the "World's Greatest
Collection", 1946 - Jake Shapiro (aka J.F. Bell) - Numismatic
Gallery's sale of the "Memorable" Collection, March 1948, Lot
103, sold for $140.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 832h,
illustrated, "...Large numerals in date, placed low in the field,
with the 1 firmly touching a denticle. A die scratch runs under the
fourth star...several tiny lint marks on the coin including one above the
eagle's left wing...", sold as part of the complete 1843 Proof set
(still in the original case)! This set may be the complete set
that appeared in the 1895 Winsor sale as Lot 1067, said to have been
presented to President Tyler. The attribution to Woodin was told to
Pittman by Zug.
3. Proof. Fernand
David - Will W. Neil, Lot 2292 - Amon Carter, Lot 630. Part of a
complete, original, cased set.
4. Jerome Kern, Lot 32.
5. Proof. Discovered
in a Connecticut estate - sold by Nadeau's Auction Gallery of Windsor, CT
in 2002 for $66,125.00
Choice About Uncirculated. Ex
- Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1654,
not plated, sold for $258.75
"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
"Attic Hoard Yields
Unexpected Treasure" by Eric von Klinger, COIN WORLD, April
29, 2002, pages 1 and 8.