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Obverse of 1843-D Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1843-D Quarter Eagle


1843-D $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7730, 97730

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 36,209
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC
AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2091, sold for $2,415.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 756 sold for $6,440.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 141, "Small Date, Small D", illustrated, sold for $5,520.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, may 21, 1968

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 142, "Small Date, Small D", illustrated, sold for $1,380.00   Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, August 23, 1971

Net AU-50, Repaired.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1242, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 143, "Small Date, Small D", illustrated, sold for $862.50  From Lester Merkin's sale of September 1967, Lot 304

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7162, "Large D", not illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Notes:
The finest "Large D" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

The finest "Small D" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-63's.

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