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Obverse of 1850-O Quarter Eagle     Reverse of 1850-O Quarter Eagle


1850-O $2-1/2 DOLLARS
OR QUARTER EAGLE

PCGS No: 7758

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 84,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 18 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 64.5 grains (4.2 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 175, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00  Finest graded by PCGS, purchased from Stanley Kesselman, August 23, 1971

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 443, illustrated, sold for $4,830.00  From the sale of the Harry Bass Collection, Part III, May 2000, lot 151; earlier purchased from the Goliad Corporation; formerly of the Fairfield Collection, October 1977, Lot 1522

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 763, unsold Ex- Harry W. Bass, Jr.

NGC AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 674, sold for $1,610.00, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Weakly struck, "as always" per Breen, this one no exception, with minor weakness noted on Liberty's central hair curl and on the eagle's neck and body."

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 675, sold for $1,092.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 176, "Reverse worn to VF-20", illustrated, sold for $747.50  Purchased from Rowe and Brownlee, June 25, 1968

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