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Obverse of 1846-O Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1846-O Quarter Eagle


1846-O $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7743

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 62,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight:  64.5 grains (4.18 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Pittman collection

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8849, plated, unsold  Purchased by Harry Bass from Ed Shapiro, December 16, 1971; Bass II (Bowers and Merena, 10/99) lot 389, where it realized $27,025.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 161, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of October 1968, Lot 746

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3581, sold for $5,520.00

MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 162, illustrated, sold for $7,187.50  From Stack's sale of May 1971, Lot 1228 


Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Varieties:

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
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