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1844 $2-1/2 DOLLARS

PCGS Nos: 7734, 7870


Circulation strikes: 6,784
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse

The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60.

PCGS has not graded a Proof example of the 1844 Quarter Eagle. (The October 2001 PCGS population report listed the finest Proof example graded by PCGS as a single PR-61, however that has since been removed from the report).

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