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1846 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7740, 7872

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 21,598
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

Varieties:
1846 "Overdate"

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

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