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Obverse of 1848 Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1848 Quarter Eagle


1848 $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 7748, 7874

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 7,497
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

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

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

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Harry W. Bass, Jr. collection - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2095, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1248, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1249, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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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